Discussions took place concerning what's new in public procurement and current trends brought about by the latest big amendment to the Public Procurement Act at an expert conference known as The Law in Practice 2019 which was held in Tatranská Lomnica under the auspices of APUeN (Association for Providers and Users of Digital Procurement Solutions).
The audience's interest was piqued mostly by the controversy surrounding the security of digital solutions, data and processes and responsibility for the authentication of candidates.
The block about current trends highlighted issues of social responsibility in public procurement and the related implementation of non-price assessment criteria.
Practical examples of the use of preliminary market consultations provided inspiration and the reassurance that time invested in detailed preparation of competition documents is time well spent.
However, the biggest question mark that still remains is over the responsibilities of individuals and the contracting authority.
We're already looking forward to next year.