Disclosure Within Public Procurement and During Contract Execution
Edited by Kirsi-Maria Halonen, Roberto Caranta and Albert Sanchez-Graells
Chapter 2: Many faces of transparency in public procurement
Transparency in EU Public Procurement regime can be divided into advertising obligations under the EU Procurement Directives and access to documents under national laws of Member States. Due to limited EU rules on post-award transparency the disclosure rules are subject to national laws. Here history, political development, divisions to private and public law traditions as well as the tendency for corruption seem to have affected to the level of transparency in each Member State. This chapter provides a comparative analysis and discusses certain differences of national transparency rules including their objectives, scope, active publication obligations as well as some commercial concerns in public procurement regime.
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