Portugal

Impact on public procurement procedures

Could the COVID-19 be grounds for streamlining acquisition procedures? COVID-19-related events could justify adopting direct award procedures for reasons of “extreme urgency”. The following amendments introduced by Decree-Law 10-A/2020 must be highlighted: Possibility of direct award on the grounds of “extreme urgency” by the State, the Autonomous Regions of Azores and Madeira, municipalities, independent agencies, public institutes, public foundations, public ...

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