In view of the implementation of the new public procurement Directives, the Belgian government enacted the Royal Decree of 18 April 2017 on public procurement in the classic sectors as published in the Belgian State Gazette of 9 May 2017. The exact date of entry into force of this new Belgian legislative package on public procurement is set on 30 June 2017.
Consequently, as of this date the rules of the game change. For example, did you already know that the new public procurement framework:
- Introduces a European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)
- Includes a self-cleaning principle
- Restricts the possibilities for subcontracting
- Limits the subcontracting chain
- Contains a whole new framework regarding concession contracts
Contracting authorities as well as private parties acting in context of a public procurement procedure are obliged to comply immediately with the new legislative framework. Hence, it is important that both public and private parties are familiar with the changes of the playing field.
Our training offer
In order to familiarize its clients with the new rules on public procurement and the changes which these, DLA Piper Belgium offers training sessions at the premises of its clients, especially for its clients. In particular, DLA Piper Belgium provides 3 different training modules, ranging from getting a glimpse of the main principles to an in-depth study of the new legislation:
- Module 1: Essentials of the new public procurement rules
- Module 2: Basic training on the new public procurement rules
- Module 3: Advanced training on the new public procurement rules
The training modules are presented in accordance with the preferences of the client in Dutch, French and/or English.
If you are interested in getting on top of the new Belgian rules on public procurement from the very beginning, register here.