Procurement regulations should impose two conditions with regard to the criteria which will be applied for determining the most economically advantegous tender. First is the principle of non-discrimination; second the criteria applied shall generate an economic advantage for the contrangting authority.
The each individual award criterion has to be measurable in economic terms.
Environmental and social issues in procurement
Environmental and social issues becomes more important.
Different types of eco-labels exist: the European eco-label and national eco-labels.
These labels can make barriers so contracting authorities gurantee equal acces. They should be careful not to limit the means of proof only to eco-label certificates.
From the PPA point of view, the usage of electronic means in public procurement is a program more than a project and taking into consideration that involves a long-term, fundamental process of changing government, the human resources, the institutions and the technology.
To foster and encourage the participation of SME’s in e-procurement systems, we believe there needs to be a policy and a strategy to help them participate and to facilitate the needed training and techonological adaptations.