After the coming into force of the new Procurement Act on 1 January 2016, it is important that companies participating in major tender procedures ensure that the staff is aware of the rules describing what public employees may receive as gifts, meals and which arrangements they may participate in etc. If a person, who is authorised to represent, control or make decisions on behalf of a company's board, executive board or supervisory board is convicted of bribery, the company will be excluded from participating in public tender procedures.
Horten has prepared a policy focusing on what employees with public authorities may receive and participate in. At the same time, we can tailor your policy to ensure that you control your representation expenses, arrangements and that your own staff does not receive gifts, which may question your impartiality.
We have also prepared a gift policy for public authorities focusing on what employees with public authorities may receive as gifts, meals and which arrangements they may participate in, etc.
Please contact us if you would like us to explain the administrative and criminal rules and any relevant policies in this respect.