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An Incomplete or Missing European Single Procurement Document?

Insights from a Belgian, Dutch and European Perspective

Steven Van Garsse, Simon Verhoeven, Ellen Wouters


Keywords: European Single Procurement Document, ESPD, missing information, irregular, clarification

The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) was introduced as a tool that makes it easier to participate in public procurement. This article discusses how the ESPD has been implemented in some countries, what the sanction is if the ESPD is not added or is inadequately filled in. Relevant case law at the European level is also examined.
Keywords: European Single Procurement Document; ESPD; missing information; irregular; clarification

Steven Van Garsse is professor of Law at the University of Hasselt and Antwerp (Belgium). He is also a lawyer at the Brussels Bar. Simon Verhoeven and Ellen Wouters are both lawyers at the Antwerp Bar. For correspondence: <>.


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