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Jorge García-Andrade

20 October 2006
LEGAL WORKING PAPER SERIES - No. 3
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Abstract
On 31 March 2004 the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament adopted the Public Sector Procurement Directive, with a national implementation deadline of 31 January 2006. In common with earlier Community public sector procurement legislation, the new Directive seeks to ensure that European public sector entities award contracts in an efficient, transparent and non-discriminatory manner, thereby contributing to the elimination of public procurement as a non-tariff barrier to the development of a genuine Single Market for goods and services throughout the EU. Although some of the Member State national central banks (NCBs) are listed in an Annex to the Public Sector Procurement Directive as
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K : Law and Economics