Op-Ed: “The COVID-19 crisis: EU public procurement legal framework at a crossroads” by Stéphane de La Rosa
It is almost certain that most branches of EU law will be affected or even transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. This is particularly true for European public procurement law, since the use of public contracts is on the front line to meet the current most essential needs, especially for the supply of medical devices.
A general overview of the tenders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are published on a dedicated link of the SIMAP is worth a look, if only merely to appraise the amazing scale of needs reflected by a huge and growing number of contracting authorities.
All over Europe, essential goods are missing: protective gear, hydraulic installations, hospital beds, safety clothing, and protective goggles are now in the