Companies reject changes to tender rules

Government plans to simplify regulations concerning public tenders, have been rejected by employers’ organisations even though they would save businesses a combined €110m a year in the cost of applying for contracts, reports the Financieele Dagblad.

The employers’ organisation VNO-NCW and the small businesses association MKB-Nederland said the proposed changes ‘miss crucial points’ and are not ‘an appropriate solution’ to the bottlenecks in the system.
The VNO-NCW and MKB remain unhappy with the current system of tenders which they say is ‘a patchwork quilt of regulations and policy, disproportionate demands and high costs’, the paper reports.

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