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BPI-Strategiepapier Changing Public Procurement System 2020

Public procurement of medicinal products is regulated in national legislation. It is however influenced by directive 2014/24/EU better known as the Public Procurement directive. Although it has been established that including other factors than price in a tender is in compliance with European Law (see e.g. Sweden), many member states still try to justify their practices (e.g. having price as the sole criterion) with this directive.