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[Irl-dean] Fw: European Directives on Public Procurement

brendan spillane brendan at ilikecake.net
Fri Mar 3 09:34:46 GMT 2006


Dyslexia is not a crime and even with spell check those of us with it can
take some time looking up the synonyms to see if we have the right word.



Brendan


On 03/03/06, Tim Culhane <tim.culhane at criticalpath.net> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Looks  like billy Noone  has  a slight literacy problem.
>
> Both in Gerry's and Mark's email  parameters is spelt  of paramaters!
>
> Tim
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> *From:* irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie [mailto:
> irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] *On Behalf Of *Gerry Ellis
> *Sent:* 02 March 2006 20:44
> *To:* irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
> *Subject:* [Irl-dean] Fw: European Directives on Public Procurement
>
>  Hi,
>
> Please see below the response from the Dept. of Finance.
>
> Not much joy here, similar to Mark.
>
> I am hoping that NDA will write and I would be interested in finding out
> what response they might get.
>
>
> Take care,
>
> Gerry Ellis
> t/a Feel The BenefIT
>
> Tel   (+353-1) 282-7791
> Mob   (085) 716-8665
> email gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
>
> If you don't know where you're going,
> How will you know when you get there?
>
> ----- Original Message ----- *From:* Noone, Billy<Billy.Noone at finance.gov.ie>
> *To:* Gerry.Ellis at boimail.com ; gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
> *Sent:* Tuesday, February 28, 2006 5:34 PM
> *Subject:* RE: European Directives on Public Procurement
>
>
>
>
>
>     Dear Gerry
>
>       Thank your for your letter on the draft Regulations
>       transposing the revised EU public procurement Directives.
>
>       The EU public procurement Directives have as their primary aim
>       the promotion of an open, fair, competitive and transparent public
>       procurement market across the European Community and beyond. To achieve this
>       the Directives require public contracting authorities to advertise their
>       contracts and to award them using fair procedures under transparent non -
>       discriminatory criteria. Past public procurement Directives offered little
>       scope in regard to how policy considerations, other than economic ones,
>       could be taken into account. The recently revised Directives make some
>       provisions which reflect how factors which are not purely economic, such as
>       social and environmental, may be taken into consideration in performing the
>       public procurement function.
>
>       In transposing the Directives, the National Public Procurement
>       Policy Unit took on board the provisions which related to Design for All and
>       accessibility for persons with disabilities to the extent possible within
>       the paramaters of the Directives. This Unit had sight of and input to the
>       recent Disability legislation at its drafting stage. Our input was designed
>       to ensure that the legislation was compatible with procurement law while
>       meeting its primary objective of catering for the needs of persons with
>       disability.
>
>       We feel that the provisions of the draft Regulations
>       complement and appropriately facilitate implementation of the provisions of
>       the Disability Act 2005, in particular Part 3 of that Act which promotes access
>       to mainstream public services and information and to public buildings. These
>       statutory provisions together with the Code of Practice for public bodies
>       being developed by the National Disability Authority, and the sectoral
>       plans to be prepared and published in key area of the public sector and
>       public services, represent positive actions to enhance the participation of
>       people with disabilities in everyday life.
>
>       I have requested the Parliamentary Counsel Office to amend the
>       reference in the provision on reserving contracts for employees of sheltered
>       workshops. In this regard the need to refer to the Minimum Wage is
>       unnecessary as all employers are obliged to observe this statutory
>       requirement.
>
>
>       Yours sincerely
>
>       Billy Noone
>       National Public Procurement Policy Unit
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Dear Billy,
>
> Thank you for the information that you gave me yesterday in relation to
> the European Directives on Public Procurement.
>
> I have attached a letter that makes some suggestions that I hope you can
> incorporate into the draft regulations before they are finally signed.
> These relate to both Directives.
>
> The suggestions do not involve major amendments, but areas that need
> clarification and, in some cases, a little strengthening. I am confident
> that everything suggested is fully in line with the letter and the spirit
> of the Directives.
>
> If you wish to reply, I would appreciate it if you would write to two
> email addresses
> gerry.ellis at boimail.com
> gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
>
> Thank you for your interest.
>
> Take care,
>
> Gerry Ellis
>
> Tel    (+353-1) 618-7274
> Mobile (085) 716-8665
>
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