Public Sector | 01 November 2018

The legislation regulating public procurement procedures in the EU is the Directive 2014/24/EU, which repealed Directive 2004/18/EC. In Cyprus the Directive has been transposed into national law under the Law no. 73(I)/2016 (hereinafter “the Law”). Under Article 57 the Law refers to public procurement procedures which entail, inter alia, the grounds for exclusion of economic operators. Article 57 of both the EU and national law serves as a guide to national authorities when deciding on the possibility of excluding economic operators who have placed bids on public tenders, whilst concurrently serves as a guidebook to economic operators as to what behaviours to avoid in order not to be excluded. [Continue Reading]