What are Part A and Part B services and how might that affect tendering?

The Regulations divide services into so called “Part A” (or “priority”)and “Part B” (or “residual”) services. Only Part A services are fully caught by the Regulations. Part B services are caught by a lesser regime, with fewer rules of the Regulations applying. Part B are mainly those where interest in tendering is likely to be confined to the Member State where the service is needed e.g. education or health services.