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A Step in the Right Direction: The EU's revised directives on public procurement

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A Step in the Right Direction: The EU's revised directives on public procurement

After many years of toil in advocating that governments seek value-for-money across the asset life cycle when procuring goods, services and infrastructure, we were delighted to welcome, from the European Union (EU), the revised Directive 2014/24/EU on Public Procurement and the Directive 2014/25/EU on Procurement by Entities Operating in the Water, Energy, Transport and Postal Services Sectors.

These revised EU directives on public procurement provide welcome leadership on sustainable public procurement. The question that remains is how it can be implemented.