Challenging a public procurement award—procedures, remedies and time limits
Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers
Challenging a public procurement award—procedures, remedies and time limits

The following Construction practice note produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Challenging a public procurement award—procedures, remedies and time limits
  • Brexit impact—public procurement
  • Introduction
  • TCC Guidance Note
  • Standstill period and contract award information
  • Challenging a procurement award and automatic suspension
  • Remedies where the contract has not yet been entered into
  • Remedies where the contract has been entered into
  • Declaration of ineffectiveness
  • Other remedies/consequences of ineffectiveness
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Construction?

Brexit impact—public procurement

The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For general updates on the process and preparations for Brexit, see Practice Note: Brexit timeline. For further reading on the impact of Brexit on public procurement, see Practice Note: Brexit—the implications for public procurement.

Introduction

The Public Contract Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015) implement the Public Contracts Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which modernised the rules for the procurement of goods, services and works above certain thresholds by public authorities. They also re-enacted the relevant provisions of Directive 89/665/EEC (as amended) on remedies and review procedures for public procurement, as originally implemented by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/2992 (now revoked).

This Practice Note focuses on the procedure under the PCR 2015. The

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