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Rules concerning third countries’ reciprocal access to EU public procurement - SME related impacts, thresholds and national legislation

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Swansea University Author: Pedro Telles Orcid Logo

Abstract

Direct benefits for SMEs from the proposed Regulation look limited at best, while indirect impacts appear probable. The 5 Mio EUR proposed for the threshold is similar to pre-existing public procurement thresholds and implies that only a small subset of contracts will be covered by the regulation wh...

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Published: Brussels European Parliament 2013
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa25445
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Abstract: Direct benefits for SMEs from the proposed Regulation look limited at best, while indirect impacts appear probable. The 5 Mio EUR proposed for the threshold is similar to pre-existing public procurement thresholds and implies that only a small subset of contracts will be covered by the regulation which may impact its effectiveness. Contracting authorities have no incentive to refer procedures to the Commission. Spain has reciprocity clauses but there is no evidence of their widespread use.
Item Description: This study has been written by Dr. Pedro Telles of Bangor University at the request of the Impact Assessment Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate General for Internal Policies (DG IPOL) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament, following a request of the Committee on International Trade (INTA)
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law