The Danish Public Procurement Act, which came into effect on January 1, 2016, introduced a number of measures intended to improve SME access to competition for public contracts. For example, the procuring entity has to justify not choosing to divide a contract into smaller partial contracts.
When small businesses wishing to bid for a public contract are faced with requirements regarding e.g. sales volume, it can make them consider joining up with other companies to form a consortium to bid for the contract. Collaboration can also increase the chance of winning a tender if the contract is large and complex, compared to the type of tasks a company usually works with.