Spain amends its legislation on public sector contracts

Thursday April 7th, 2011

The European Commission announced that it has closed infringement proceedings against Spain.

This comes over a series of provisions in Spanish public procurement law on modification of public contracts. The law in question has been substantially amended by a new Law 2/2011 on Sustainable Economy (LES).

The commission said: “the new regime established by the LES is a welcome step in that it limits the power of the contracting authorities to modify public contracts after award in a way that alleviates the concerns that had triggered the infringement procedure.  However, this new regime will be closely examined and monitoredto ensure its compatibility with EU public procurement directives and with the case law on modification of public contracts and additional works.”

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