With Pro-Q, e-sourcing operates in full compliance with local regulations on the electronic management of procurement processes in the public administration and companies in ordinary or special industries.
The regulatory framework emerged in recent years and particularly strengthened with the Spending Review, rests upon the following elements:
- Directive 2004/18/EC - European directive which gave a decisive impetus to the standardisation of procurement processes in European public institutions, with explicit references to "e-procurement" and "electronic auction";
- European Directive 18, favoring the merging of goods, services and works procurement procedures, clearly defining the concept of "electronic auction" and introducing new "purchasing systems";
- New EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts approved by Parliament on January 2014 to be implement into the national law within the next 24 months.
The EU rules aim to ensure better quality and value for money when public authorities buy or lease works, goods or services. The new legislation sets, for the first time, common EU standards on concession contracts to boost fair competition and ensure best value for money by introducing new award criteria that place more emphasis on environmental considerations, social aspects and innovation.