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Brexit and public procurement—examining the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (Revisited)

Brexit and public procurement—examining the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (Revisited)
Published on: 22 December 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Brexit and public procurement—examining the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (Revisited)
  • What is the WTO government procurement agreement (GPA)?
  • What are the key features of the regime?
  • How does the regime compare with the EU-derived procurement regime as retained in UK law?
  • If the UK defaults to trading with some third countries on WTO terms, does it need to change its domestic public procurement law?
  • How might this impact investment in UK public projects?
  • What are the pros and cons for contracting authorities and bidders under these regimes?
  • What is the UK’s status under the GPA? Is it ready to enter into full effect on IP completion day if required?
  • What are your predictions for the future of UK public procurement from IP completion day?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: In this revisited analysis, David Hansom, partner at Clyde & Co LLP, examines the World Trade Organisation (WTO) procurement rules and the possible impact on the UK’s public procurement regime in light of the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period (referred to in UK law as IP completion day). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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