Chapter 5 – Public procurement was opened on 18 December 2013.
Public procurement is an important market for the EU. According to the Commission estimates, the overall value of public procurement is 16% of the gross national product of the Union.
Public procurement system is based on the general principles of transparency, equal treatment, freedom of competition, and non-discrimination. The EU acquis in this area aims to secure for service-providers, deliverers, and contractors the possibility to bid in public tenders in EU Member States, and to strengthen economic development and efficiency.