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New EU Regulations allow early engagement — Public Spend Matters Europe Post

Engaging with suppliers before the beginning of a formal procurement process has for many years been seen as normal in the private sector. For any case where the requirement is complex, or the market is uncertain, or there are a range of possible solutions, then talking to potential suppliers early in the process can help. But many public sector professionals have been nervous about this “market engagement,” because it runs the risk that later on, other potential suppliers might claim that the process was unfair that they were not also “engaged.” If the supplier winning the contract was one that was involved in the engagement, then others would claim that this gave the winner an unfair advantage.

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Our new site Public Spend Matters Europe, launched a few weeks ago, has received a good reception from the public procurement community around Europe. There's a new article every day so the volume of diverse and interesting reads is really starting to mount up. Each Friday, we are featuring a brief summary of the main articles published that week on PSME. If you see something of interest, please click through and take a look at the whole thing – there’s lots to catch up on around Europe.