The directives came into force on 17 April 2014 and Member States now have two years to implement the directives into national law.

The primary stated objective of the new directives is the simplification of the procurement rules generally as well as the introduction of further flexibility. In addition, the objectives of achieving strategic goals through public procurement and improving access to the market for small and medium sized enterprises have also been singled out as fundamental aims behind the changes.

In Autumn 2014 Tender Team will be running a seminar on these new Directives. Email us at [email protected] to register your interest for this upcoming seminar.