A Critical Appraisal of the Spanish National Competition Commission's Guide on Public Procurement and Competition (Una Visión Crítica de la 'Guía Sobre Contratación Pública y Competencia' Publicada por la CNC) (in Spanish)
Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia, No. 21, 2011
17 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2011 Last revised: 25 Sep 2011
Date Written: March 10, 2011
On February 7, 2011, the Spanish National Competition Authority (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia, CNC) published its Guide on Public Procurement and Competition with the goal of offering practical recommendations that contribute to the promotion of effective competition in public procurement procedures for the benefit of contracting authorities and citizens. This is an interesting advocacy effort that follows previous CNC recommendations in the field of public economic activities, particularly through its Recommendations to Public Authorities for a More Efficient and Competition Oriented Market Regulation (2008). This article critically appraises the Guide on Public Procurement and Competition and advocates for some additional proposals to further promote effective competition in public procurement procedures.
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Keywords: Public procurement, antitrust, effective competition, legal reform
JEL Classification: K21, K23, K42
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