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JUL 2017
Pedro Rubio, Partner at ONTIER: “Over 1,000 Amendments Have Already Been Submitted for the New Public Contracts Act in Spain”

Pedro Rubio, Partner at ONTIER: “Over 1,000 Amendments Have Already Been Submitted for the New Public Contracts Act in Spain”


Spain
Last week ONTIER Seville hosted a session on the new Public Contracts Act, organised by the Public Law Area at ONTIER Spain and ONTIER Seville.

Francisco Haro, Tax Law Partner at ONTIER Seville, opened the event, attended by 60 professionals, senior executives and civil servants coming from several Administrations. The conferences were taught by Pedro Rubio, Public Law Partner at ONTIER Spain, and José Carlos Pérez, Litigator and Arbitrator at ONTIER Spain.

Pedro Rubio went over the latest news on contract pricing, more specifically the problems regarding 'price 0 contracts'. Then José Carlos Pérez talked about the main news in implementation and enforcement of contracts. Luis Enrique Flores, General Secretary of the Seville city hall, went over the draft law for local entities and María José Santiago, President of the Administrative Court for Contract Appeals of the Regional Andalusian Government, explained the special contract appeal.

A Q&A session was set after the act finished, triggering an interesting discussion among the speakers and attendees.

New Public Contracts Act

'This new draft law is one of the most relevant acts of this term, and it's currently in amendment submitting phase. The different parliamentary groups in the Congress have already submitted over a thousand partial amendments for this draft law' explains Pedro Rubio.

The new Public Contracts Act aims to European Directives 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU from February 26th, 2014, having the implementation period for both of them already expired.



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