European procurement tendering rules are a regulated obligation for quangos and government bodies (ministries, provinces and local authorities and a number of public law organisations). If one of these government institutions awards a contract that exceeds the threshold amount, then European procurement law is mandatory.


The BAO (Public Procurement Tendering Rules Decree) came into force on 1st December 2005. This Decree is the implementation of European Procurement (Tendering Rules) Directive 2004/18/EC. European procurement is a comprehensive, regulated procedure in which the legal context is very importance. A thorough knowledge of the products and services is necessary to handle the tendering process. This calls for expertise and a professional approach. EMC has wide experience in the field of European procurement.