First draft of the Revised Portuguese Public Contracts Code is now available

The Portuguese Government has just published a first public draft of the Revised Public Contracts Code (PCC) which aims to transpose Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU. The draft is available here (Portuguese only) and a public consultation open until September 23rd.

The PCC revision suffered delays and a difficult birth to say the least. I was told by sources in the know that the previous Government (2011-15) prepared two very different drafts: one with significant changes to the structure of the code and the other only with the nips and tucks needed to make it compliant with the new set of Directives.

The current Government appointed a taskforce earlier in the year to work on a third draft and this appears to be their output.