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Public Procurement Legislation Experts see imperfections Berlin/Dusseldorf, February 12, 2009 - the amendment vitiated by still faults the public procurement law, which will now advise the Federal Council, according to economists. The creation of Central contracting authorities at the Federal and the increased bundling of contracts are a political declaration, as it turns on the procurement in Germany. The Federal concludes framework agreements on a large scale, where the middle-class or even small businesses usually don't have a chance. Public administration buys frequently services and products at a price in large enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises simply can not offer. And so the pending amendment will bring back any strengthening of the middle class in Germany", criticized Udo Nadolski, Managing Director of the Dusseldorf consulting firm Harvey Nash. A real tape of the public procurement law stay out. So legally highly controversial criteria such as Ortsansassigkeit or collective loyalty are clearly lending foreign aspects, It should be noted only bidder-related criteria such as expertise, reliability and efficiency in procurement. "Also the fact that the public procurement directives for the economic stimulus package II were relaxed, the thresholds raised and easier making hands-free Awards, is a quick shot", so Nadolski. The requirement of transparency must have priority even in weak economic times. The justification to ensure a rapid outflow of money, would have can be achieved also to shorten the deadlines of the procedures. The public procurement law will also in the opinion of Mario Ohoven, President of the Association of SMEs (BVMW) amendment probably still more restrictive: in plain text, this means that the cost for applicant SMEs will rise even more. Instead of bureaucratic procedure, the requirements at the issuing offices as well as applicants become more stringent. Already the smallest substantive or formal Error may mean the exclusion of"Ohoven performs. The...