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EU procurement rules possibly exclude Microsoft, Visa, Danone, Interbrew, BASF, Dresdner Bank AG, Siemens AG and others?

Plenty of bidders to public procurement have been guilty of serious misconduct and have been convicted to pay very high fines. Banks, telecommunications providers, retail electronic payments network, Oil and gas, Electricity gears, software vendors are the types of companies that should be excluded of procurement procedures if we follow strictly the European directive related to Financial rules to be addressed during a procurement process.

I document, based on this article “EU: Green MEP: ‘EU procurement rules possibly exclude Microsoft'” [2], the rules that each EU Member State as well as the European Commission and the European Agencies must follow while procuring.

I end my post with open questions to those public actors as the execution of such constraints could change drastically our daily life.

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