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The three new Public Procurement Directives: what consequences on public procurement rules in France?


Past event
20 March 2014, 08:15 - 10:30

Three new directives on public procurements and concession contracts were adopted by the European Parliament last 15 January. They replace texts (Directives 2004/17 and 2004/18), which had been formerly adopted ten years ago. After their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, Member States will have two years to introduce the main provisions into their domestic laws. Although these new texts should not drastically change the public procurement landscape, they nevertheless carry numerous innovations. This forum aims at foreseeing evolutions to come, for some, within a short period of time.

With the participation of David Moreau, Maître des requêtes with the Conseil d’Etat (French supreme administrative court)


  • Transposition: reorganization of public procurement rules or new additions?: David Moreau, introduction
  • New procedures: procedure for the award of concession contracts, competitive dialogue, negotiated procedure, innovation partnerships…: Francois Tenailleau
  • Modifications on “basic” procedures (expansion of electronic procedures, division into lots, abnormally low tenders, new award criteria, European Single Procurement Document…): Francois Tenailleau
  • Public-public cooperation and in house: David Moreau
  • Modification of contracts (concession contracts and public procurements): Jean-Luc Tixier
  • Utilities sectors in the new texts (concession contracts, utilities directive) : application in the energy sector: Christophe Barthélemy


Jean-Luc Tixier
Christophe Barthelemy
Christophe Barthélemy
Picture of Francois Tenailleau
François Tenailleau