Public Contracts Regulations 2015—key steps and common procedures
Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers
Public Contracts Regulations 2015—key steps and common procedures

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

  • Public Contracts Regulations 2015—key steps and common procedures
  • Brexit impact—public procurement
  • Key steps common to all procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Open procedure
  • Restricted procedure
  • Competitive procedure with negotiation
  • Competitive dialogue
  • Innovation partnership
  • Use of negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • Outline of evaluation process

Public Contracts Regulations 2015—key steps and common procedures

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.

Key steps common to all procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015) set out the procedures that public contracting authorities must follow when procuring public contracts by tender. The procedures enshrine the EC Treaty’s founding principles of equality and non-discrimination. They aim to ensure that the procurement process is opened up to wider competition and that a tenderer in one member state has the same chance of winning a

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