Transparency in Procurement by the EU Institutions

in K-M Halonen, R Caranta & A Sanchez-Graells (eds), Disclosure Rules within Public Procurement Procedures and During Contract Period, vol 9 EPL Series (Edward Elgar), Forthcoming

19 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2017 Last revised: 24 Jan 2018

Date Written: August 16, 2017

Abstract

This paper offers a cursory overview of the rules applicable to transparency and disclosure of documents in the context of public procurement of the EU Institutions under the rules of the Financial Regulation, its Rules on Implementation, and the EU FOIA Regulation (Reg 1049/2001). The paper pays particular attention to the protection of commercial interests and business secrets in the context of procurement debriefing. It forms part of a larger comparative law project carried out by the European Procurement Law Group.

Keywords: public procurement, transparency, access to documents, commercial interests, business secrets, confidentiality, regulation 1049/2001, 2014 Public Procurement Package

JEL Classification: H57, K23, K42

Suggested Citation

Sanchez-Graells, Albert, Transparency in Procurement by the EU Institutions (August 16, 2017). in K-M Halonen, R Caranta & A Sanchez-Graells (eds), Disclosure Rules within Public Procurement Procedures and During Contract Period, vol 9 EPL Series (Edward Elgar), Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3020168 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3020168

Albert Sanchez-Graells (Contact Author)

University of Bristol - School of Law ( email )

Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road Clifton
Bristol, BS8 1RJ
United Kingdom

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