On 15 January 2014 the European Parliament voted to adopt three new Directives - replacing the existing Public Sector and Utilities Directives and introducing a new Directive covering the procurement of works concessions and service concessions.

It is likely that the Directives will come into effect in March 2014, following formal signature and publication requirements. Member States will have 24 months to implement the Directives but it is likely that implementation will happen sooner in the UK.

Please click here to email a request for the Bevan Brittan summary of the Procurement Directives following the vote.