COVID-19 Crisis – Public Procurement Factsheet 2: Variations of Current Contracts

    View Author June 2020

    In addition to reviewing procurement procedures (for which we provide an overview here), contracting authorities are having to review their current contracts and the options available to adapt them as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

    The pandemic has led to different needs, both for contracting authorities and suppliers: additional deliveries of certain goods have been needed, the scope of a contract will have reduced or changed, suppliers may need more favourable terms in order to meet their obligations (advance payments, forward ordering etc.), a contract may not be suitable or appropriate anymore whereas another contract coming to an end may need to be extended as long as the pandemic continues.

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