Drafting technical specifications for use in public procurement procedures
Drafting technical specifications for use in public procurement procedures

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

  • Drafting technical specifications for use in public procurement procedures
  • Brexit impact—public procurement
  • Drafting specifications for use in public procurement procedures
  • Purpose of specifications
  • Development of the specification
  • Types of specification
  • Drafting of specifications
  • Lotting
  • Environmental and social considerations
  • Special conditions
  • 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 public law?

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.

Drafting specifications for use in public procurement procedures

This Practice Note provides guidance on the drafting of specifications for use in public procurement procedures and in particular procedures for the award of higher value (and complex) contracts subject to the EU public procurement rules.

Directive 2014/24/EU, Public Contracts Directive are transposed in the UK (other than for Scottish devolved functions) by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 and, alongside good practice guidance on specification writing, this note makes reference to legal obligations

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