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OFE report shows 21% of public ICT tenders break EU Rules

OFE's annual public procurement monitoring of notices for computer software published on Tenders Electronic Daily results point that non-discrimination on public procurement processes has barely improved from 2008 exercise. 171 contact notices were scanned for trademarks in the period from February 1 to April 30, 2009. OFE's monitoring exercise shows that in 37 tender notices out of 171 (21.6 percent, against 25 percent on 2008 exercise), trademarks were mentioned in procurement documents. In 22 cases (12.8 percent), tender notices mentioned Microsoft or one of Microsoft’s products.

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