Every year over 250 thousand public administration bodies of the European Union expend about 18% of GDP for the purchase of goods, services and construction works. Polish entrepreneurs can take part in public procurement procedures in other EU Member States.

 

The Community Legislator has laid out in public procurement directives minimum consolidated rules that guarantee equal conditions for all entrepreneurs with offices registered on the EU territory on the Community public procurement market. These rules have been transposed to the national legislation and are applicable to bids with the monetary value exceeding a specified threshold (above-threshold procurement). The above-threshold procurement can be particularly attractive to foreign bidders in business terms.

Domestic regulations compliant with the general rules of the Community law apply to bids of lower value. Procedures applicable to bids not exceeding a determined treshold, that is below-threshold procurement, can be simplified compared to procedures applicable to pan-European procurement.