Position papers / overview / detail
May 30, 2012
Statement on Public Procurement
In December 2011 the Commission published a proposal on the revision of public procurement rules.
The aim is to increase the efficiency of public spending, to simplify the rules and open up the markets for small and medium sized enterprises. The new Commission text proposes a simplified regime for cultural services which would apply, when the contract value for the service exceeds a threshold of EUR 500.000. All other contracts awarded by cultural organisations would not fall under the scope of the Directive.