On June 16, 2023, the Bundesrat (upper house of the German parliament) approved by a majority an ordinance of the federal government which, by amending the public procurement ordinance, will presumably result in almost all public planning tasks having to be awarded according to the rules of EU law in the future. The planners' associations have already developed a critical position paper on this in March 2023, which the bdla has co-signed along with the BAK, BIngK, BDA and SRL, among others.
There are fears of massive distortions in the German planning market and significantly more complex procedures. The chambers and associations of the planning professions assume that there will be an increase in total and general contractor awards in the future. In a separate article in the next issue of the association's newspaper, bdla's legal advisor Dr. Sebastian Schattenfroh will present the possible consequences for the profession. The working group economics will likewise take up this topic and discuss first evaluations from the professional practice. The statement of the planners' associations can be found here...
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