European network on Article 42.3:
The challenges for public contracting authorities and national standardisation bodies in referencing standards in public procurement
Last Meeting: 30-09-2021
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Previous meetings: 10-09-20 (Presentations here). 28-01-2021 (Presentations here). 20-05-2021 (Presentations here).
The potentials in Article 42.3.b-d in the European public procurement directive 24/2014 on “Technical Specifications” is unfamiliar to most contracting authorities in Europe. This is the basic reason for creating the European Network on handling the challenges in Article 42 when developing technical specifications in public procurement. 20 countries participate.
The purpose of these meetings is not interpreting Article 42 but presenting practical solutions and debating the potentials for national public authorities for further professionalized public procurement as well as for NSB’s sales and promotion of standards.
Increased understanding and use of standards in public procurement can save 5-10 % on national public procurement GDP and introduce documentable sustainable public procurement.
Members in the network per 4th October 2021
49 organisations from 22 countries are now registered in the network.
List of 49 participating organisations in the network Europe
Austrian Standards International – Standardization and Innovation
Austrian Standards International – Standardization and InnovationAustriaAustrian Economic Chamber
Bureau de Normalisation
BOSA - government
Central State Office for Central Public procurement
State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures
Croatian Standards Institute
Centar za mjerenja u okolišu d.o.o.
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Governmental representative. Cyprus Competitive Authority
Cyprus Organisation For Standardisation - CYS
KL- Local Government Denmark
Danish Business Authorities
Danish Environment Protection Agency
British Standardisation Institution
Estonian Centre for Standardisation
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
Finnish Standards Association SFS
Department Z14 - eProcurementProcurement Office of the Federal Ministry of Interior
German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Tehc
Public Procurement Authority
Ríkiskaup / Central Public Procurement
Latvian Standard Ltd.
The Procurement Monitoring Bureau. IUB
Lithuanian Standards Board
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OFFICE Vilnius
Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
Organisme Luxembourgeois de Normalisation
The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority
The Directorate for Public Administration and Financial Management
Polish Committee for Normalization
The Public Procurement Office of Poland
The National Agency for Public Procurement of Romania
Romanian Standards Association
Office for public procurement
Asociación Española de Normalización
Ministry of Finance
Ministerio de Hacienda, Spain
Swedish Standards Institute
SEK- Svensk Elstandard
SKL Kommentus AB
Procurement Authority (Upphandlingsmyndigheten)