EU Rules and Documents

Public Procurement and Concession Directives


The "Classical" Directive -
Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public  supply contracts and public service contracts.

The "Utilities" Directive - Directive 2004/17/EC  coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy,  transport and postal services sectors


The "Defense and Security Directive" - Directive 2009/81/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, and amending Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC


Directives on Remedies


Modernisation of the EU Public Procurement rules (process)


Legislation and Documents on Thresholds


Legislation on the Common Procurement Vocabulary


Legislation on Standard Forms for the Publication of Notices


Legislation on lists of contracting entities and contracting authorities


Explanatory notes on the Classical and Utilities Directives


Public-Public Cooperation


Contract Awards not or not fully subject to the provisions of Public Procurement


Other Documents on Remedies


Defence procurement


Social considerations in Public Procurement


Green procurement


Electronic procurement


Public-Private Partnerships

For more documents and information on PPP's, please see the European PPP Forum –website.


Legislative package of the Clasical and Utilities Directives- the reform process


Studies on Public Procurement