The TNC publishes its Guide to Public Procurement

The National Competition Commission includes recommendations to help promote and promote effective competition in public procurement procedures for the benefit of the contracting Authorities and citizens.

In Spain, as in other countries of our environment, public procurement is an area of unquestionable economic importance: of
According to European Union data, the weight of public procurement in Spanish GDP was 2008 14.9%. Competition among bidders is the way to ensure that public sector entities, and society ultimately, benefit from the best deals in terms of price, quality and innovation of the goods or services finally contracted. Poor competition conditions lead to greater economic effort for public sector entities that hire goods and services and therefore for

By Means of the recommendations included in this Guide on public procurement and competition, the TNC wants to contribute to the development and promotion of effective competition in the public procurement procedures, for the benefit of the Administrations and citizens.

The Guide addresses public sector entities involved in the market as claimants of goods and services through public procurement procedures. Public sector entities can help to promote competition in public procurement processes basically through two forms:

-Developing hiring procedures that neither in their design, nor in their development, nor later in the execution of the contract introduce unjustified restrictions to the competition.

-Helping to prevent and combat potential agreements between the participants in the bidding to alter the commercial conditions or to distribute the contract, known internationally as bid rigging.

According To Various estimates made at the international level, collusion between bidders may assume that prices for contracted goods and services are more than 20% higher. Competition Authorities from countries in our environment are carrying out an intense sanctioning activity of this type of action, which should make us reflect on the frequency with which such practices occur and on the desirability of facilitating To the different Public Administrations of our country such a work of detection.

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