Law 9/2017, of November 8, on Public Sector Contracts, by which the Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU, of February 26, are transposed into the Spanish legal system. 2014

Exact name (in spanish): Ley 9/2017, de 8 de noviembre, de Contratos del Sector Público, por la que se transponen al ordenamiento jurídico español las Directivas del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo 2014/23/UE y 2014/24/UE, de 26 de febrero de 2014.

Current update: May 7, 2020

Approval date: March 9, 2018

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Head of state

Issue: Public administration


The purpose of this Law is to regulate public sector contracting, in order to guarantee that it complies with the principles of freedom of access to tenders, publicity and transparency of procedures, and non-discrimination and equal treatment between bidders. ; and to ensure, in connection with the objective of budget stability and expenditure control, and the principle of integrity, an efficient use of the funds intended for the execution of works, the acquisition of goods and the contracting of services through the requirement of prior definition of the needs to be satisfied, the safeguarding of free competition and the selection of the most economically advantageous offer.

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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