Public procurement—open procedure
Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft
Public procurement—open procedure

The following Public Law practice note produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Public procurement—open procedure
  • Brexit impact—public procurement
  • Public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Public procurement procedures—legal background
  • Procedure
  • Open procedure
  • Issues arising when using the open procedure
  • Reform

Public procurement—open procedure

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 is derived from EU public procurement laws, and was therefore impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At that point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for public law?

For any procurement exercise started before IP completion day, transitional procurement rules reflecting the relevant requirements applicable under EU law still apply until the contract has been awarded, or the exercise

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