Project in Romania: Public procurement to be conducted entirely online
All types of public procurement must be done entirely online, according to the first draft of the norms for applying the law on public procurement, which was published on Friday.
The norms bring changes related to market consultation, rules for assessing in advance (ex-ante) the tender documentation, specification of the 'value for money' and 'lowest cost' criteria, according to the Finance Ministry.
The contracts on technical assistance, consultancy, and design should also include the “value for money” criterion. However, the “value for money” criterion can’t account for more than 40% in choosing the winning offer.