The total procurement value of goods and services for the public sector amounted to more than NOK 500 billion in 2016 (according to Statistics Norway, SSB). The Norwegian legislation for public procurement applies to purchases of goods and services within most industries, and span from major construction projects to the purchase of the smallest specialized healthcare equipment.
The Norwegian procurement legislation is mainly based on EU directives that Norway is bound to implement through the EEA-Agreement. The main purpose of the legislation is to contribute to creating value for society, based on fair competition, good business practices and equal treatment of suppliers. The rules are comprehensive and offer both practical and legal challenges for public purchasers and for suppliers to the public sector.
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Quick tips for suppliers who want to become better at tendering in Norway:
As soon as your business decides to compete in public competitions, the need arises for understanding the rules that govern public procurement processes.