Transposition of the Procurement Directives
Ireland is required to transpose a suite of three new procurement Directives (Public Procurement, Utilities and Concessions) into national law by 17 April 2016. In Ireland, this is by means of a Statutory Instrument. The new Directives are:
• Public Procurement: Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement, which will repeal Directive 2004/18/EC
• Utilities: Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors, which will repeal Directive 2004/17/EC and
• Concessions: Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of Concession Contracts, which does not directly replace any previous Directive.
Ireland has already introduced reforms (Circular 10/14: Initiatives to assist SMEs in Public Procurement of April 2014) to the operation of the public procurement regime which anticipate many of the key changes in the new Directives.
The public consultation process on the new Directives runs from 31 October to 12 December, 2014. The consultation document is available on www.procurement.ie and responses to the set of specific questions posed in the document can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Submissions received will be published on www.procurement.ie.
The Policy Committee of North Kildare Chamber will assist Chambers Ireland with their submission. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Allan in the Chamber Office on 045 894074