It’ Friday, so here is our roundup of interesting stories we picked up down the (imaginary) procurement cafe/bar/cave/biergarten (according to your location) this week. With well over a trillion Euros of money from taxpayers and citizens being spent by governments and public sector bodies, you would think it ought to be done well — not always! as we found out.
Do click through and read the full articles that interest you – some of them we will come back to in greater detail in due course.
Commission refers Austria to the Court of Justice of the EU over the direct award of security printing services
The EC considers the direct award of security printing services to a private company, without a public tender, violates the EU rules on public procurement, and has decided to refer Austria to the Court of Justice. The award was for the printing services of official documents such as passports, driving licenses, and identity cards.
Turkish Aerospace Industries signs agreement with a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell to procure engines for light utility helicopters. The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company, in which Honeywell and Rolls-Royce each have a 50 percent stake, will supply engines for the Turkish light utility helicopter program which will be used for both military and civilian purposes.