A transparent, open and competitive system of public procurement in the single market can not only ensure efficient government spending, but also provide high quality goods, works and services for citizens. Methods to the effect of narrowing cross-border procurement opportunities and favouring national suppliers are limiting this strong lever for European growth and investment.
High-quality and efficient public services are fundamental for European society and European competitiveness. With increased public budgetary pressure and major societal challenges, stronger cooperation between the public and private sector can improve provision of such services of general economic interest (SGEIs), primarily through setting up public-private partnerships (PPPs).
|Reports and studies||Date|
|Public-private partnerships - Adding value to Europe's public services||08/10/2008|