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This government response follows the consultation on UK transposition of Directive 2014/25/EU1 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors, replacing Directive 2004/17/EC for Utilities Contracts.
It also covers the new Directive 2014/23/EU2 on the Award of Concession Contracts.
We are consulting on the draft regulations for utilities contracts to see whether they implement the new EU Utilities Directive effectively.
The consultation continues our ongoing programme of engaging UK stakeholders to modernise the EU procurement rules. We aim to bring these regulations into effect by April 2016.
See also the consultation on transposing the new Concessions Directive which also covers bodies subject to the Utilities Directive. Find out more about transposing EU procurement directives.