Public Procurement

Public Contracts Regulations 2015
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 came into force on 26th February and implement EU Directive 2014/24 on public procurement. They replace the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and will apply to any contracts advertised after 26th February. The new Regulations introduce a number of key changes and should be carefully studied by those operating within the industry. Included among the key changes are; The introduction of a ‘light touch’ regime for health, social and legal services among others allowing the contracting authorities to determine the procedures to be applied New...
Public Procurement Update: The Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011
New changes to the time limits within which economic operators can challenge public procurement decisions have changed again with effect from 01 October 2011.  Following wholesale changes made at Christmas 2009 the regime has again been altered to take account of recent European Court decisions.   The new rules apply across the UK, except in Scotland. Following the decision by the European Court in Uniplex (2010) it was decided that the relevant Regulations offended EU law principles of effectiveness and certainty by virtue of the time limits for a challenge stated that they be...