Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

1. Albert dives into the discussion of what would happen to procurement rules if Brexit occurs. My own views are here.

2. Talgo wants RENFE to change the technical specifications for the supply of new high speed trains as the current one does not suit its offering (Spanish only). No, seriously.

3. Commission publishes study on public procurement management and administrative capacity. It is a little bit too light but makes for a grim reading. As I have been saying for years, the capacity of procurement professionals is lacking probably in all Member States. 40 years on, we're still focused on procedures instead of frontline capacity. Albert has a negative view on its transparency remarks, but I stand on the other side of the argument this time. (Country specific information here)

4. A PPP project gone wrong. Maybe it was the wrong kind of wind?

5. Bulgarian MP, deputy Sofia mayor resign over public procurement row. And that is why procurement needs to be transparent...