This Practice Note discusses the legal issues that need to be considered when public bodies work together to conduct a procurement for buying goods and services. It highlights the importance of adopting a legal structure that suits the specific circumstances of the collaboration and outlines potential options, namely; a framework agreement, contracting on behalf of others and a single contract to which all authorities involved are party to. The Practice Note concludes by addressing the legal obligations of each authority when working together in this way.
This Practice Note is a short introduction to the public procurement regime under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Aimed at a first-time bidders in a public procurement exercise, it provides an overview of the underlying legal regime, with further guidance and tips on what can bidders do to help themselves when tendering for a public contract.
This Practice Note provides practical tips on the bidding process for public contracts tendered under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Identifying resources for locating public contracts, guidance and policy information is the first step. The Practice Note then outlines the key processes that may apply when bidding for public contracts, highlighting the relevant procurement rules that govern public contract tenders, plus additional guidance and tips for making the most of a tender opportunity and key criteria and considerations for a winning bid.
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