Dr Alf has made a trenchant analysis of the situation regarding EU and UK public sector procurement practices, neither of which are fit for purpose.
In 2010 Sir Philip Green, at the request of David Cameron, looked at UK public sector procurement in the NHS, Central Government and local authorities. Sir Philip discovered eight-fold differences in pricing of identical items within the same departments and concluded that there was monumental wastage.
Personally, I would settle for less corruption and malfeasance and fit for purpose procurement, as a first step.
Best in breed practices can of course follow, once these baby steps have been undertaken.