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To all Procurement Officers


Two new EU Directives were transposed into Irish law on 5 May. The Regulations cover public procurement in the public service and in the utilities sector (entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal sectors).


The Statutory Instruments transposing the Directives are attached with this mail, together with a document outlining their key features. They are also available to download from the OGP website,


Please note that the new rules do not apply to a contract award procedure or a design contest commenced by a contracting authority before 18 April 2016 (the effective date). In this context, please see Article 86 of the attached European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016.