Procurement Law in Ireland



Pub Date: 31/07/2018

Author : David Browne
Author : Patrick McGovern
Publisher: Round Hall
ISBN: 9780414050976

This new text provides an overview of the principles of public procurement, thresholds and exclusions for public contracts, notification and procurement procedures, framework agreements and dynamic purchasing, and remedies and redress. It is an extensive evaluation of the substantive and procedural provisions applying to public procurement in this jurisdiction. This is a key text for legal practitioners and those working in the area of public procurement in local authorities, Government departments, utilities and potential contractors and bidders in the private sector.

Recent changes in the area include:
Directive 2014/24 replacing Directive 2004/18 (Classical/Public Sector Directive)
Directive 2014/25 replacing Directive 2004/17 (Utilities Directive)
Directive 2014/23 (new Directive on Concession Contracts)

Key features:
*Extensive evaluation of public procurement law in this jurisdiction
*Consolidates relevant Irish procedures on notification of tenders and the procurement process
*Analyses the relevant procedures for reviewing the procurement process and seeking redress
*Analyses public procurement from a legal and practical perspective
*Deals with EU Directives and transposing national legislation and case law

The authors

David Browne BL is a practising barrister in the areas of administrative, commercial and chancery law, specialising in EU, local government, procurement and planning law. He is the author of The Law of Local Government (published in December 2014 by Thomson Reuters, Roundhall). He lectures in Administrative Law and is the Course Director of the Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law in the Honorable Society of King's Inns.

He was previously an advisor in the Department of Transport, Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Trinity College, Dublin, Fulbright Scholar in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and an Associate in the Environment and Planning Group in Arthur Cox.

Patrick McGovern (Retired Partner, Arthur Cox) BA (Mod), LLB (First Class) and Foundation Scholar , TCD, admitted Solicitor in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Patrick was involved in many of the leading projects and cases before his retirement Somague v TFI (Luas Cross City, Baker J) and Powerteam v ESB lifting automatic suspension, (Costello J). He has represented clients successfully before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. He is also author of the Public Procurement chapter in Construction Projects: Law and Practice. He has been a correspondent for many years of the Public Procurement Law Review (ed Prof S Arrowsmith). He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Procurement Lawyers Association, London to 2016. Patrick is a visiting Professor for procurement at Bangor University, Wales and ranked as one of the 10 most highly regarded individuals worldwide by the International Whos Who of Procurement Lawyers.

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