European Directive Officially Opens Public Procurement to use BIM
by: Adam Matthews
Brussels, 28th March 2014: The EU formally publishes the European Public Procurement Directive with a reference the use of BIM in public works by public contracting authorities.
The Directive text can be found here on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) [LINK]
The article that refers to BIM is Article 22(4) below:
“4. For public works contracts and design contests, Member States may require the use of specific electronic tools, such as of building information electronic modelling tools or similar….”
This development presents a great opportunity for public clients to gain maximum value by collaborating on the aligned introduction of BIM into European public procurement processes.