EU sources -Revised directive introduces binding social clause in public procurement -February 15, 2014

The European Parliament has adopted changes to the public procurement directive that will make it possible for member states to award contracts on the basis of more than just price. The amendments introduce a binding social clause that is meant to safeguard the application of collective agreements and decent working conditions. The revised directive obliges main contractors to provide information about the subcontractors, but still allows for both joint and several liability for subcontractors. The directive allows member states to reserve contracts for health, social and cultural services in such a way that private companies cannot apply for them. The changes have to be transposed into national legislation and practise in the upcoming period.

English: http://www.etuc.org/press/etuc-welcomes-binding-social-clause ...

 

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