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New Public Sector Procurement Directive 2013 and New Utilities Procurement Directive 2013
Following an extensive EU debate over several years, a brand new brace of procurement directives is scheduled to be adopted in October/November 2013 replacing the 2004 directives.

Achilles is offering a comprehensive 1-day course, to be delivered by our associate Abby Semple who will explain the new rules as well as the reasons why they were adopted. This course will give participants a clear idea of the strategic opportunities under the directives to achieve value for money and sustainability, and what they will need to do to comply in the near future.


  • Many procurement areas will be affected including:
  • New procedures including a competitive procedure with negotiation and innovation partnership.
  • Changes to supplier documentation at selection stage.
  • Changes to award criteria and life-cycle costing.
  • Enhanced ability to consider environmental and social aspects.
  • Rules on public to public cooperation and contract modifications.
  • Mandatory use of e-procurement.
  • Conflict of interest and illicit conduct rules.
  • Measures to improve SME access to contracts and rights of subcontractors.
  • Stronger legal basis for central purchasing and joint procurement.
  • Lighter regime for social, health and other “services to the person”.

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