The American Commerce Chamber in Romania (AmCham) has launched a public appeal for the extension of the consultation period for the latest law project in public procurement.
The Ministry of Finance and the Public Procurement Agency published a law project concerning public procurement and remedies and appeals in awarding public procurement contracts, communicating a period of 10 days for public consultation. These are the first two pieces of legislation part of the public procurement legislative framework reform.
“AmCham acknowledges the efforts of the Romanian government team to transpose the new European Directive into the national legislation, and is watching the process development with interest. However, given the complexity and importance of the proposed topics, and in view of collecting relevant feedback and well-grounded recommendations, adapted to the local reality, we consider that a consultation period of at least 30 days is needed for reaching a real, consistent and efficient consultation process,” reads the AmCham release.
The appeal goes on to say that public procurement reform is a priority for the development of the Romanian economy. This includes sustainable absorption of European funds and accelerating priority investment projects. Therefore, interested partners, especially the business environment, should have a chance to actively participate in the reform to ensure a coordinated practice and add to operational coherence of the process.
The AmCham is a professional business association, founded in 1993 by a group of American companies, currently reuniting 400 American, international and local members. They have accumulated investments of over USD 20 billion (EUR 18.3 billion), generating around 200,000 work places.