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Debarment Database

We commit to exploring ways of establishing central databases of companies with final convictions

Country: Switzerland

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: April 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious

  • 4 Evidence:

    Revision of public procurement law 2020

    Swiss Government has drafted legislation which provides for a non-public list of convicted companies to be kept by a central authority

    Revision of public procurement law

    OECD Report December 2018 Switzerland

  • 4 Notes:

    The new public procurement policy will come into force on the 1st of January 2021 - New developments: At its meeting on 12 February 2020, the Swiss Federal Council decided to bring the Federal Act on Public Procurement and the Ordinance on Public Procurement (BöB/VöB) (adopted on the same day) into force on 1 January 2021. Art. 25 of the Ordinance now specifies the list of suppliers and subcontractors excluded from future contracts as well as the transfer of data to the inter-cantonal body for public procurement

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    "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."

    According to the OECD Report: Internal checks on whether "an intended partner has been blacklisted by a multilateral development bank and whether, after internal evaluations of the contracts performed, the intended partner is categorised as “not recommended”." occur, however, gaps in blackisting and debarment still exist pg.73.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    In the context of a total revision of the federal and inter-cantonal public procurement law, the Swiss Government has drafted legislation which provides for a non-public list of convicted companies to be kept by a central authority. The bill was submitted to Parliament on 15 February 2017.

    Updated: June 30, 2018

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