Concession contracts—materials and resources
Concession contracts—materials and resources

The following Construction practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Concession contracts—materials and resources
  • Concessions in the UK
  • Materials and resources:
  • Build Operate Transfer (BOT) projects
  • Materials and resources:
  • PFI/PF2
  • Materials and resources
  • Other useful resources

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.

A concession is a form of public private partnership (PPP). It is a long term contractual arrangement between a government (or other public sector body) and a private sector operator who has been awarded the concession. See Practice Note: Forms of Public Private Partnerships.

Under a concession agreement, the government grants a private entity—the concessionaire—the exclusive right to build an asset and to operate and maintain it for the agreed term of the concession. A concession will sometimes just be for the operation and

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