Key Takeaways

- The procedure for debarment of an economic operator from public tenders was complemented in 2015 with a focus on breaches of Maltese labour law

- The amendments mainly affect economic operators who are based in Malta or who are subject to Maltese labour law

- The Commercial Sanctions Tribunal (set up in September 2015) is to decide whether to exclude an economic operator following an adversarial procedure

- Debarment period varies from 6 months to 3 years

- All existing public contracts are terminated immediately upon debarment