Qualitative Selection and Exclusion of Economic Operators in Portugal
Telles, Qualitative selection and exclusion of economic operators in Portugal, in Trybus and Burgi (Eds) European Procurement Law Series, Vol 8, Forthcoming 2016
24 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 05, 2016
This paper provides an overview of the qualification, selection, and exclusion of economic operators rules under Portuguese public procurement law (approved by Decree-Law no 18/2008, hereinafter “Public Contracts Code 2008”). As Directive 2014/24/EU is yet to be transposed into national law, the chapter will focus on the law which transposed Directive 2004/18/EC. This chapter shows that the Portuguese law departs significantly from the EU template on rules regarding qualification, selection and exclusion of economic operators in public procurement. The Public Contracts Code is at times more similar to the new Directive 2014/24/EU than the Directive 2004/18/EC it transposed.
Keywords: public procurement, Portugal, Directive 2014/24/EU, Directive 2004/18/EC, selection and exclusion of economic operators, debarment
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K21, H57
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