Reserved Public Contracts
1. Contracting authorities may or, if the Government so provides, shall reserve the right to participate in a public procurement procedure for organizations qualifying as sheltered place of employment, provided more than 30 % of their employees are disadvantaged or disabled workers, furthermore, for developmental employers, provided more than 30% of their employees are involved in developmental employment. Contracting authorities may or, if the Government so provides, shall require that the public contract be performed in the framework of a job creation programme, provided at least 30% of the people employed in the course of the performance of the contract are disadvantaged, disabled or handicapped workers (sheltered employment programmes). Contracting authorities shall refer to this fact in the contract noticelaunching the procedure.
2. In the case of contracts that are reserved according to paragraph 1, contracting authorities shall ensure equal rights, where more than 30% of the employees of an economic operator established within the European Union are disadvantaged, handicapped or disabled workers.