At its session on 5 October, the Government greenlighted draft Act on Public Procurement. The debate in the Chamber of Deputies should start in the second half of October (19 October). New rules will enable public authorities to reject a bid of a supplier with whom they had a bad experience in the past. Formalities will newly not pose a reason for ruling a bid out. The draft act also introduces simplified procedure for procurement in the field of social services. Winners will be obliged to provide information about their ownership structure. Click also on the commentary and a debate aired by the Czech Radio. Read more also here and here.
CTK (Czech News Agency) informed about results of a survey conducted by Otidea, Oživení NGO and Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín, Southern Moravia, that 75% of contracting authorities use price as a sole criterion in bid evaluation. Find out more.