Public procurement—key considerations
Public procurement—key considerations

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

  • Public procurement—key considerations
  • Brexit impact—public procurement
  • Public procurement procedures—legal background
  • Public procurement procedures—overview
  • Public procurement procedures—sub-threshold contracts and the light-touch regime
  • Other laws to consider
  • Guidance and specific rules to consider
  • Steps to take before procurement
  • Pre-market engagement before considering which procedure to use
  • Comparison between the procedures
  • 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?

A contracting authority procuring a public contract above a certain financial threshold must use one of the permitted procurement procedures set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, unless an exemption applies.

This Practice Note sets out details of the key procedures for contracting authorities procuring works, supplies or services. It is also of use to bidders so that they can understand how public procurement procedures are typically run.

For background reading on public procurement generally, the relevant financial thresholds and what a ‘contracting authority’ is, see Practice Note: Introduction to public contracts procurement.

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

Related documents:

Popular documents