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EU DIRECTIVE ON TENDERING FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORK QUESTIONED

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The accountancy firm, Arthur Anderson - who is being sued by the government for alleged negligence in its role as a...
The accountancy firm, Arthur Anderson - who is being sued by the government for alleged negligence in its role as auditor for collapsed car firm De Lorean - has asked the government to lift a long standing ban from public-sector work, the Financial Times reports (P6).

The firm held talks with Treasury Officials, says the paper and wrote to the Treasury Solicitor over possible breached of EU law in its failure to be considered for tenders.

An EU council directive on 'the co-ordination of procedures for the award of public services contract' lists a number of reasons why firms might not be considered for tenders and outstanding legal proceedings is not among them.
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