Category: Public procurement

COVID-19: Compare multiple jurisdictions across the globe with TerraLex

We are pleased to share the TerraLex Coronavirus Business Response Resource Center with you. It is a compilation of business solution resources from TerraLex members, some of the finest and best ranked firms, from around the globe relevant to contracts, labor, business continuity, etc. TerraLex and its members understand that in the rapidly evolving challenges posed by coronavirus and the prospect of recessionary times ahead, businesses are struggling with a variety of issues and looking to their trusted advisors for help. This Resource Center functions just like our cross-border guides. Visitors can select specific topics of interest and specific jurisdictions […]

15 Mar 2020
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COVID-19 Outbreak: Does the Public Procurement Mechanism Apply?

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is obvious that certain exemptions from the general principles under public procurement regulations, in both the EU and Serbia, are to be triggered.  In this regard, the relevant derogations laid out in the EU acquis and the Serbian Public Procurement Act[1] (“PPA”), as well as the new Public Procurement Act[2] (“New PPA”), call for closer examination. EU framework EU Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement (“PP Directive”), prescribes that contracting authorities may award public contracts by a negotiated procedure without prior publication in case of extreme urgency.  This exemption is applicable only if it […]