In brief

In light of the global pandemic, governments across the globe are faced with urgent needs whose immediate coverage is a matter of life and death. Hence, these unusual and uncertain times call for rare and exceptional measures, and without much ado, governments around the globe have provided them. Common to all approaches is the will to enable public contractors to procure the urgently needed supplies to save lives and contain the pandemic without major bureaucratic hurdles.


Contents

Key takeaways

Against that background, Baker McKenzie’s public procurement team is pleased to provide you with the COVID-19 Global Guide on Public Contracting, which provides an overview of the measures made available for public contracting authorities in light of the global pandemic.

In this guide, Baker McKenzie lawyers from several jurisdictions share their high-level input on these key questions:

  • How so we accelerate standard procedures?
  • Are direct awards permissible?
  • What other options are available to contracting authorities?

Asia Pacific

Australia

Indonesia 

Thailand

Vietnam

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Italy

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Latin America

Argentina

Brazil

Colombia

North America

Canada

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