Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008
Definitions ( Part 3, Chapter 2).
47.— In this Chapter—
“direct award contract” means a public service contract entered into by the Authority under section 52 without a competitive tendering procedure;
“public service contract” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation No. 1370/2007;
“public service obligation” means a requirement specified by the Authority in order to ensure public passenger transport services in the general economic interest which a public transport operator, if it were considering its own commercial interests, would not assume or would not assume to the same extent or under the same conditions without reward;
“public transport services contract” means a contract, including a public service contract, between the Authority and a public transport operator for the provision of public passenger transport services;
“Regulation No. 1370/2007” means Regulation (EC) No. 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 1.