Selling to the Council

Definition of Part A and Part B Services

Part A Services

These are services which we are required to advertise across the EU

  • Maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment
  • Transport by land, including armoured car services and courier services but not including transport of mail and transport by rail
  • Transport by air but not transport of mail
  • Transport of mail by land, other than by rail, and by air
  • Telecommunications services
  • Financial services:  (a) Insurance services  (b)  Banking and investment services other than financial services in connection with the issue, sale, purchase or transfer of securities or other financial instruments and central bank services
  • Computer and related services
  • Research and development services where the benefits accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs and the services are to be wholly paid for by the contracting authority
  • Accounting, auditing and book-keeping services
  • Market research and public opinion polling services
  • Management consultancy services and related services, but not arbitration and conciliation services
  • Architectural services: engineering services and integrated engineering services: urban planning and landscape architectural services: related scientific and technical consulting services: technical testing and analysis services
  • Advertising services
  • Building-cleaning services and property management services
  • Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
  • Sewerage and refuse disposal service: sanitation and similar services

Part B Services

These services are not subject to the full weight of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and need not be advertised across the EU

  • Hotel and restaurant services
  • Transport by rail
  • Transport by water
  • Supporting and auxiliary transport services
  • Legal services
  • Personnel placement and supply services.
  • Investigation and security services, other than armoured car services
  • Education and vocational health services
  • Health and social services
  • Recreational, cultural and sporting services
  • Other services