Director General of the Competition and Consumer Authority Jakob Hald says:
"It is vital that both public procuring entities and private companies make use of the opportunities provided for in the new Danish Public Procurement Act. We are therefore launching a comprehensive guideline intended to expound the potentials of the Act."
"Every day, the public sector makes purchases worth a billion kroner. So there’s great potential for the public sector to get more value for their money by succeeding with better tenders in which private companies compete on price and quality."
"There will be a start-up phase during which the new methods and rules will need to be taken up and tested in practice. We are now therefore providing guidelines about the regulations on bedreudbud.dk. In addition, we will be touring the country in the spring with our partners to host dialogue meetings on the new Danish Public Procurement Act."
The Danish Public Procurement Act entered into force on 1 January 2016. In collaboration with a number of partners, the Competition and Consumer Authority is starting up a guidance effort aimed at public procuring entities and private companies.
On the bedreudbud.dk website, public procuring entities and companies can ask the Competition and Consumer Authority experts questions and find examples and videos about the use of the law. Guidelines relating to the specific opportunities that the Act presents will be made available on a continuous basis.
The Danish Public Procurement Act will also be published in an abbreviated and more readable version. Furthermore, experts from the Competition and Consumer Authority will be travelling around the country and hold meetings with government authorities and local companies to answer questions about the Danish Public Procurement Act.
For further information, contact the Competition and Consumer Authority’s Press Office by telephone: +45 4171 5098.