Who is subject to LOU?
The parties who are subject to use the procedures stated in the LOU are called ‘contracting authorities’.
The 'contracting authorities' include central and local government authorities, such as decision-making assemblies at local government authorities and county councils, certain bodies governed by public law (e.g. most municipal and some state-owned companies) and associations of one or more contracting authorities or one or more bodies governed by public law.
Municipal and state-owned companies are also covered by the term ‘contracting authority’.