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The activities of the federal public procurement tribunals are based on the following legal provisions:

Part IV of the GWB (Sections 97-186 GWB, English version)

Ordinance on the Award of Public Contracts (Award Ordinance, VgV, German version)

Ordinance on the Award of Public Contracts (Award Ordinance, VgV, English version)

Ordinance on the Award of Public Contracts by Entities operating in the Transport, Water and Energy Sectors (Sector Ordinance, SektVO, German version)

Ordinance on the Award of Concession Contracts (Concession Ordinance, KonzVgV, German version)

Ordinance on the Award of Public Contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security implementing Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain work contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, and amending Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC (Defence and Security Award Ordinance, VSVgV, German version)

Procedures for the Award of Contracts for Public Works, Part A (VOB/A), available from the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (German version)

The legal provisions listed above serve to implement the following directives of the European Community. They are available at the website of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy:

• Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC (Official Journal of the European Union of 28 March 2014 no. L 94, p. 65 ff.)

• Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal service sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC (Official Journal of the European Union of 28 March 2014 no. L 94, p. 234 ff.)

• Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the award of concession contracts (Official Journal of the European Union of 28 March 2014 no. L 94, p. 1 ff.)

• Directive 2007/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007 amending Council Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC with regard to improving the effectiveness of review procedures concerning the award of public contracts (Official Journal of the European Union of 20 December 2007 no. L 335, p. 31 ff), including the above amended directives.

• Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, and amending Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC of 13 July 2009 (Official Journal of the European Union of 20 August 2009, no. L 216, p. 76 ff)

The Bundeskartellamt makes no warranty that the content of the legal provisions linked to its website is up to date.