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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 13.12.2004 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Action plan for the implementation of the legal framework for electronic public procurement EN 1 EN
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………... 4 2. Objectives and Action……………………………………………………………...4 2.1. Ensure a well functioning Internal Market in electronic public procurement……...4 2.2. Achieve greater efficiency in procurement, improve governance and competitiveness ……………………………………………………………………………………...9 2.3. Work towards an international framework for electronic public procurement…….13 3. Implementation of e-procurement Action Plan and Monitoring…………………...13 EN 2 EN
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1. I NTRODUCTION This Communication proposes an Action Plan for the implementation of the new legal framework for electronic public procurement adopted in April 2004 as part of the legislative package of Procurement Directives, 2004/18/EC and 2004/17/EC. These provide a coherent framework for conducting procurement electronically in an open, transparent and non- discriminatory way, establish rules for tendering electronically and fix the conditions for modern purchasing techniques based on electronic means of communication. If online procurement is generalised, it can save governments up to 5% on expenditure and up to 50-80% on transaction costs for both buyers and suppliers. While it is difficult to quantify competition and efficiency benefits for the EU as a whole, greater competition and efficiency in public procurement markets can impact - directly and indirectly - on the whole economy and play an important role in achieving the Lisbon objectives. However, the inappropriate introduction of e-procurement carries high risks of market fragmentation. The legal, technical and organisational barriers that may result from procurement online are one of the greatest challenges for policy makers. The consultations as part of the impact assessment conducted by the Commission 1 confirm the need for an Action Plan. Member States, candidate countries and businesses are ready to participate in it. Building upon existing efforts to modernise European public procurement markets and to make these more open and competitive, the Commission proposes measures along three axes: Ensure a well functioning Internal Market when public procurement is conducted electronically; Achieve greater efficiency in procurement and improve governance; Work towards an international framework for electronic public procurement.
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