The Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday voted the law package on public procurement, with PM Dacian Ciolos and several members of the Government attending the plenary sitting.
All major parliamentary parties, PSD, PNL, UNPR, ALDE, voted for the laws.
The package includes the draft on the sectorial procurement, the draft law on public procurement, the draft law on the remedies and recourse of assigning the public procurement contracts, the draft law on the works and services licenses, so on.
The Chamber of Deputies is the decision-making body so the law package will be sent to the Romanian President for promulgation.
PM Ciolos had asked the Parliament to urgently adopt the laws needed for carrying out the EU funded projects.
In a letter addressed to the Chamber of Deputies last week, the premier underlined the risks that Romania may face in relation with the European Commission considering the overtaking of the deadline imposed for transposing the EC directives in the domestic legislation might lead to the initiation of the EC’s infringement procedure.
PM Ciolos said that, although the law package should have been enforced as of April 18, it’s good it happened now as well.
“The Government already has in store the Government ordinances to enforce these laws as soon as possible, so that we could also unblock the EU funds public sales. This law package has been most expected also by the business environment, as it brings new specifications on the auctions, public procurement and comes with some transparency elements on using the public funds,” PM Ciolos argued.