On 10 August 2017 the Official Journal of Spanish Parliament (Boletín Oficial de las Cortes Generales)published the version approved by Congress's Treasury and Public Administration Committee (Comisión de Hacienda y Función Pública), which will be passed on to the Senate to continue the approval process, due to start from the end of September.  

The Committee approved the text – a product of consensus among the various different parliamentary groups, containing a 975 agreed amendments of the 1,081 submitted – by 20 votes in favour and 17 abstentions.

The key aims of the reform (as well as to transpose public procurement EU directives) have been to improve transparency in public procurement, to ensure better value for money, as well as to encourage simplicity in the administrative process.

The new regulation contains 347 articles and 53 additional provisions, following the same structure of the current recast regulation.

The text approved by the Spanish Congress of Deputies will now be sent to the Senate to continue the parliamentary approval process, due to start beyond the end of September.