Links I Liked [Public Procurement]

1. Labour's electoral manifesto commits to keep the UK in the Government Procurement Agreement. Well, to accede to the GPA in my view.

2. Plaid Cymru's manifesto calls for more local procurement. Well, if the GPA is part of the discussion, then there is no real significant extra scope for industrial policy.

3. Valencia Regional Government wants to debar undertakings that do not pay their taxes (Spanish only). Well, tell the Central Government to transpose Directive 2014/24/EU then...

4.  Entry into force of the new rules on public procurement in Belgium. Fashionably late.

5. Fines imposed by Belgian Competition Authority for cartel involving Infrabel public contract.