We commit to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders.
Themes: Public procurement
Last updated: October 2019
Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious
The National Council of States and the Council of States adopted the total revision of the Federal Law on Public Procurement (BöB) on 21 June 2019 In parallel, Parliament also unanimously adopted the revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA 2012) (with one abstention in the National Council). At present, the enforcement provisions and implementation measures are being prepared. Effective January 1, 2021.
Updated: October 30, 2019
An exchange of information on corrupt competitors among the Swiss cantons is already taking place. A total revision of the federal as well as the inter-cantonal public procurement law is currently underway. The draft legislation submitted by the Swiss Government to Parliament on 15 February 2017 provides for the sharing of information on corrupt bidders among both federal and cantonal procurement authorities. https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/federal-gazette/2017/1851.pdf As soon as an exchange of information at international level is under discussion, Switzerland will examine appropriate proposals.
Updated: June 30, 2018