The Federal government has revised the Federal Act on Public Procurement (BöB). The revised Act is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2021. In this newsletter, Christoph Meyer summarises the most important changes at the Federal level. Current procurement developments are of particular importance because the cantons will also decide about the revision of their intercantonal agreement (IVöB) soon. The aim is basically to harmonise the provisions applied by the Confederation and the cantons.