COVID-19: The Impact on Public Procurement

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented limitations on economic and other activity within Ireland and around the world. Each contracting authority should consider the associated risks to their procurements whether planned or on-going, and determine how to proceed. This short paper outlines the general position regarding the application of procurement law during the crisis, and highlights a number of issues that should be taken into account, depending on the stage that your procurement has reached.