The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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This Practice Note is part of a series of archived Practice Notes collating and summarising notable historic case law rulings and principles relating to public procurement law. The majority of entries in this Practice Note are archived cases, decided before the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 entered into force.
For details of the latest case law developments see:
UK public procurement case tracker
EU public procurement case tracker
The cases in this Practice Note focuses on cases relating to pre-procurement considerations. Pre-procurement considerations are key to ensuring the correct procedure is followed and good project management techniques are embedded in the procurement process. Without due preparation, there is a risk that the process conducted by the contracting authority will not be efficient, the solution may not be fit for purpose and the award may be at risk of challenge.
For further reading on this subject, see: Pre-procurement considerations—overview.
The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further reading on the impact of Brexit on public procurement, see Practice Note: Brexit—the implications for public procurement.
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