If a contracting authority concludes a procurement procedure and takes a decision on the award of a contract, it must inform all participating tenderers of the procurement decision before the contract is signed. The interval is called downtime. During this period, the signing of contracts is delayed by a certain period. If suppliers have been informed electronically of the award decision, the standstill period of 10 calendar days shall apply. These thresholds are similar to those set by European directives. The only exception applies to the purchase of goods and services by bodies under public law which are not hospitals, schools, universities and social services. This threshold is 355,000 SDRs (currently about €371,000). About 170,000 reviews are published each year at TED. In 2017, about 39% of the construction contracts mentioned to TED were for works, 35% for services and 25% for goods. THE EU Public Procurement Directives provide for different rules on the purchase of goods, services and works. Canada is working on a number of fronts to improve and ensure market access for Canadian suppliers to government procurement. There are already several agreements that benefit Canadian suppliers. These include: 14.

A procuring entity shall immediately inform any supplier that submits a request to participate in a procurement or a request for inclusion in a multi-purpose list of the procuring entity`s decision on the application or application. CETA`s Government Procurement Chapter extends procurement obligations to sub-national institutions in the EU and Canada, which include not only provincial and territorial departments and agencies, but especially municipalities, school authorities, academic institutions, and health and social security bodies. 4. Each Party shall establish at least one impartial administrative or judicial authority, independent of its contracting entities, to receive and verify a dispute by a supplier resulting from a registered acquisition. The advertisement must be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) or online in Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Notices may also be tendered on national procurement portals. National legislation governs orders assessed below these thresholds, whereas these laws must comply with the principles of the EU Treaty. 11. If, prior to the award of a contract, a procuring entity modifies the criteria or requirements set out in the contract notice or in the tender documents made available to participating suppliers, or amends or publishes a notice or tender dossier, it shall transmit all such amendments in writing, the amended or newly published notices or tender documents: Public procurement implemented by the European institutions, unlike procurement procedures implemented by contracting authorities in the 27 Member States, is subject to specific rules and a separate verification mechanism.

8. When setting a date for the supply of goods or services, a procuring entity shall take into account factors such as the complexity of the procurement, the extent of the expected subcontracting and the realistic time required for the production, dismantling and transport of goods from the place of delivery or the provision of services. Commitments made in trade negotiations are sometimes used to “bind” countries to certain practices, even if these commitments do not entail a change in their current modus operandi. . . .