Events | October 14, 2016

News: Roschier lunchtime seminar on Public Procurement

Roschier's Helsinki office hosted a lunchtime seminar on 13 October on the topic of Public Procurement. The discussions revolved around the reform of the Finnish Public Procurement legislation and implementation of the new EU Directives.

The Finnish Public Procurement reform is based on EU Directives on public procurement approved in February 2014. The new Directives updated practically all prevailing EU rules on public tenders. Based on the Directives, the Government’s proposal to the Finnish Parliament for the new Public Procurement legislation was submitted on 22 June 2016. The proposal includes significant changes to national thresholds, tender procedures, selection and exclusion criteria, rules on contract amendments and government supervision of public tenders.

Jukka Lehtonen from Elinkeinoelämän keskusliitto as well as Roschier Partner Niko Hukkinen, Senior associate Sami Sunila, and Associates Liisa Kauramäki and Kennet Solin discussed the main issues in relation to the Government’s proposal and the potential impact that the new Public Procurement legislation will have on Finnish companies.

For more information about the topic, please contact Sami Sunila.