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Construction Tenders - the EU Procurement Regime, Common Law and the Irish CONDOC System

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John ME Lyden

March 2003

A paper based on a talk given to a meeting of the Society of Construction
Law and the Society of Chartered Surveyors in County Cork, Ireland
on 25th November 2002.

The EU procurement regime - Common law decisions- CONDOC - Conclusion.

The paper gives a brief overview of the EU procedures and the Directives
that must be followed where a project is financed by the European Union
in whole or in part. It considers procedures under the Works Directive
for different kinds of contract, PIN notices, open, restricted, and negotiated
procedures, the evaluation of tenders and award criteria. It goes on
to look at a number of Irish, English and other common law decisions
(including Harmon CFEM Facades (UK) Ltd v House of Commons). It then
looks at the Irish Department of the Environment's standard set of instructions
to tenderers, CONDOC.

The author: John M E Lyden FICS, FSCS, MIN, MCIArb, MEWI is a construction
contract consultant, arbitrator, chartered quantity surveyor and mediator
based in County Cork in Ireland.

Text 16 pages.
PDF file size: 87k