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New catalogue of grounds for excluding a contractor from procurement procedures
The proposed amendment to the Public Procurement Law would introduce grounds for excluding contractors not previously recognised under Polish law, but would also expressly depart from the existing restrictive approach to exclusion of contractors. The “self-cleaning” procedure and the optional nature of certain grounds are new solutions.
New catalogue of grounds for excluding a contractor from procurement procedures
Conditions for lending resources must reflect the subject matter and purposes of the procurement
The proposed amendment of the Public Procurement Law, despite introducing certain changes in the rules for participation by third parties in performance of public contracts, does not resolve all doubts concerning the existing practice. For some of them, it would be helpful to consult the guidelines from a recent judgment of the Court of Justice.
Conditions for lending resources must reflect the subject matter and purposes of the procurement
Electronisation of public procurement
The development of information technology has changed the public procurement system. An amendment will finally be adopted requiring electronic communication between contracting authorities and potential contractors.
Electronisation of public procurement
European Single Procurement Document
One of the most important changes in the Public Procurement Law is introduction of the European Single Procurement Document, which should make it much simpler for bidders to apply for public contracts.
European Single Procurement Document
Innovation in public procurement
Following Directive 2014/24/EU, the bill to amend the Public Procurement Law seeks to promote innovation in public contracts.
Innovation in public procurement
In-house procurement
The concept of “in-house procurement,” i.e. a contract awarded by one public entity to another public entity, is already recognised under Polish law, but the amendment to the Public Procurement Law proposes major changes in this area.
In-house procurement
Modification of public procurement contracts: Unchanged, appearances to the contrary notwithstanding
The planned amendment to the Public Procurement Law only seems to revise the rules for modification of public contracts. The decisive role will still be played by the rules outlined in the case law of the Court of Justice and codified in Directive 2014/24/EU.
Modification of public procurement contracts: Unchanged, appearances to the contrary notwithstanding
New regulations may slow the growth of wind farms in Poland
A proposed Act on Wind Power Plant Projects presented in February 2016 is intended to specify the rules for siting of wind farms. But the current version of the proposal generates a huge risk for further growth of the wind power sector and for wind farms already in operation and even for persons interested in building housing near existing wind projects.
New regulations may slow the growth of wind farms in Poland
Proposed new restrictions on trading in agricultural property
New regulations governing trading in agricultural real estate proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development may have a huge impact not only on the possibility of selling property, but also on share transactions.
Proposed new restrictions on trading in agricultural property
Energy efficiency audits still not mandatory
The obligation to conduct energy efficiency audits was supposed to be implemented into Polish law in 2015, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Energy efficiency audits still not mandatory
New rules ahead for environmental reports and assessments
The proposed amendment to Poland’s environmental impact assessment regulations contains not just procedural changes. It also goes directly to the nature of environmental impact assessments and the contents of EIA reports.
New rules ahead for environmental reports and assessments
Proposal to reform EU’s CO2 emissions trading system
On 15 July 2015 the European Commission published a proposal to amend the current Emissions Trading System Directive (2003/87/EC).
Proposal to reform EU’s CO2 emissions trading system