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If a public authority procures a managed service contract in accordance with EU procurement rules, does supply of replacement of equipment by the successful bidder during the term as required by the contract raise any issues under public procurement or competition law?

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Published on LexisPSL on 03/02/2017

The following Public Law Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If a public authority procures a managed service contract in accordance with EU procurement rules, does supply of replacement of equipment by the successful bidder during the term as required by the contract raise any issues under public procurement or competition law?
  • Procurement—Underlying issues and principles
  • Collateral contracts and variations
  • Competition issues

Procurement—Underlying issues and principles

UK public procurement law derives from EU procurement rules underpinned by the EU Treaty principles. The over-arching principle of EU procurement law is that procurement is opened up to wider competition and that tenderers from across Members States have an equal opportunity.

EU public procurement law enshrines the principle that tenderers for public contracts from across Member States are treated equally and the tender procedures in all Member States should be transparent and not distort competition.

These principles of equal treatment of tenderers and transparency of tender procedures are at the heart of the UK public procurement regulations and should be kept in mind at all stages of the process.

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