Policy & strategy documents/reports and statutory instruments, etc Click on one of the items below.
Two new EU Directives were transposed into Irish law on May 5. The two Regulations cover public procurement in the public service and in the utilities sector.
The Statutory Instruments transposing the Directives are available for download below, together with a document outlining their key features.
The new rules do not apply to a contract award procedure or a design contest commenced by a contracting authority/entity before 18 April 2016 (the effective date). In this context, please see Article 86 of the European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016.
Regulations made by the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform under SI 284 of 2016 implementing EU public procurement Directive 2004/24/EC. This version is PDF.
Regulations made by the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform under SI 286 of 2016 implementing EU public procurement Directive 2004/25/EC. This version is PDF.
National Public Procurement Policy Framework for driving the four strands of the procurement reform agenda - i.e., aggregating public sector demand, building procurement capacity/capability in the public sector, developing procurement training and education and incremental development of eProcurement systems. Note that this version of the document is available in hardcopy, on request, from firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document attempts to outline factors that impact on the SME sector in accessing public procurement opportunities, particularly in the light of a new national public procurement policy framework, to identify possible obstacles and, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, to consider possible ways of appropriately encouraging / facilitating that sector's participation.
Strategy for the Implementation of eProcurement in the Irish Public Sector published 19th October 2001.
Summary for the eProcurement strategy document posted above.
S.I. No. 62 of 2012
European Union (Award of Contracts Relating to Defence and Security)
Regulations 2012 Arrangement of Regulations.
S.I. No. 339 of 2011
European Communities (Clean and Energy-Efficient
Road Transport Vehicles ) Regulation 2011
Revision of arrangements concerning the use of Central Contracts put in place by the National Procurement Service.