The basic constraints with and main complaints of designing for national governments are still:
• the increasing habit of including an unpaid or poorly paid creative pitch in the process
• the automatic claiming up front of all Intellectual Property Rights
• the obstruction of procedure and process to both national and EU innovation ambitions.
For more in-depth explanation check the full text BEDA's Positioning Paper on Public Procurement: click here
EU rules on Public Procurement: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32004L0018:en:NOT