• 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 286kb

    In-house Procurement and Public/Public Co-operation (Policy brief No. 39, September 2016, Albanian)

    This public procurement brief explains to what extent and in which conditions a contracting authority is free to apply in-house exceptions without breaching the public procurement rules.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 283kb

    Contract Modifications (Policy brief No. 38, September 2016, Albanian)

    It is not generally permitted for a contracting authority and an economic operator to agree to change an existing contract. The terms of the concluded contract should reflect the commitments made in the offer that was selected as the most economically advantageous.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 290kb

    Subcontracting (Policy brief No. 37, September 2016, Albanian)

    Subcontracting occurs when an economic operator that has been awarded a public contract entrusts another entity with the performance of part of the works or services that are the subject matter of that contract.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 335kb

    Division of Contracts into Lots (Policy brief No. 36, September 2016, Albanian)

    One of the main choices in public procurement is to determine whether the works, supplies or services that are the subject matter of the procurement are to be acquired by using one contract or by using a number of separate contracts or lots, which may be awarded and performed by different economic operators.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 291kb

    Abnormally Low Tenders (Policy brief No. 35, September 2016, Albanian)

    Contracting authorities may argue that the least expensive offer ensures the achievement of the important financial goal of budgetary savings.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 332kb

    Life-cycle Costing (Policy brief No. 34, September 2016, Albanian)

    This procurement brief explains what the life-cycle costing methodology means and the advantages of using this approach. It highlights the key provisions in the Public Procurement EU Directive that set out the legal framework for taking life-cycle costs into account in the various stages of the procurement process.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 277kb

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 33, September 2016, Albanian)

    This procurement brief describes measures at the EU level aimed at ensuring that contracting authorities take full advantage of the potential of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in their procurement activities.

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  • 25-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 250kb

    Market Analysis, Preliminary Market Consultations, and Prior Involvement of Candidate/Tenderers (Policy brief No. 32, September 2016, Albanian)

    This brief provides an overview of the market analysis process in public procurement undertaken by a contracting authority to collect information to assist the authority in defining its procurement requirements, by selecting the most appropriate tender method, analysing and evaluating bids, and determining the outcome of the most economically advantageous tender.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 254kb

    EU Directives 2014 - Concessions (Policy brief No. 31, September 2016, Albanian)

    This brief presents the new EU public procurement Directive (2014/23/EU) on award of concession contracts. The Directive is part of a recently adopted EU legislative package reforming the EU public procurement rules. A separate procurement brief (No. 30) focuses on the 2014 Public Sector Directive and the 2014 Utilities Directive.

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  • 24-July-2017

    Albanian, PDF, 650kb

    EU Directives 2014 - Public Sector and Utilities Procurement (Policy brief No. 30, September 2016, Albanian)

    This procurement brief sets out the major changes incorporated into the 2014 public sector and utilities directives. The brief is not intended to provide an exhaustive analysis of all of the changes. A separate procurement brief (No. 31) focuses on the Concessions Directive 2014/23/EU.

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