This gives rejected bidders the opportunity to start an effective review procedure at a time when unfair decisions can still be corrected.
If this standstill period has not been respected, the directive requires national courts under certain conditions to set aside a signed contract, by rendering the contract "ineffective".
More information and help
Central Procurement Directorate has published two procurement guidance notes which are relevant to the implementation of the Remedies directive:
- Procurement Guidance Note 03/11: Award of Contracts Without a Competition
- Procurement Guidance Note 01/10:- Information Disclosure Throughout the Procurement Process and Application of the Rules on the Standstill Period
Access the full set of Procurement Guidance Notes.