LOCAL authorities will have to use common legal terminology in public procurement procedures, matching that used in every Member State of the European Union, if a proposed regulation from the European Commission is agreed by EU ministers. Brussels wants its Common Procurement Vocabulary - currently just one of several systems in use - to be made mandatory for contracts and tender documents. Said a Commission statement: "The universal use of the CPV would help to ensure that the subject matter of contracts could be accurately identified, ...

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