Public Procurement & Brexit

Effectiveness of EU Procurement Law The EU has enacted procurement legislation which is applicable to most public works above a certain value. The EU procurement rules apply above a relatively low project threshold for capital projects. Contracts above the threshold must be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union. There are requirements for […]

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Broad Procurement Principles

Public Procurement Law European Union Law binds member states and public authorities. Such authorities and bodies are significant purchasers of goods and services. The common market for goods and services in the European Union requires transparent, non-discriminatory procurement by public authorities. The EU Legislation lay down EU  wide rules and principles in relation to procurement. […]

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Procurement Processes

Types of Process There is a number of types of procurement procedures permitted under the 2014 directives.  The most common procedure is the open procedure by which all interested parties may tender a single fully priced offer in response to an advertisement. The restricted procedure requires interested parties to prequalify. They then may be invited […]

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Procurement UK No Deal Notes

Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Under the UK’s EU membership, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement directives are advertised on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) via Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Procurement opportunities for below threshold contracts not falling within the scope of the EU procurement directives are […]

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General Issues with Procurement

EU procurement rules A very important aspect of European Union law rules and principles are the common EU rules on procurement. At the most basic, they allow companies and businesses around Europe to compete for most public contracts over a low minimum amount in any EU state. They contain powerful rights and remedies which can […]

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WTO General Procurement Agreement

WTO Government Procurement Agreement Under the GPA, many large public sector procurement opportunities must be opened up to suppliers in the EU and certain other countries (the parties to the Agreement), and this procurement must be subject to open, fair and transparent conditions of competition.5 The UK Government says that the UK becoming an independent […]

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Overseas Procurement

Guidance Bidding for overseas contracts: what to expect if there’s a no-deal Brexit Information for UK businesses about the UK’s participation in the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Published 16 August 2019 From: Department for International Trade Stay up to date The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. This […]

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Public Sector Procurement

Public-sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit Information for public authorities, businesses and other organisations on the outcome for public procurement policy in a no-deal Brexit scenario. Published 14 January 2019 Last updated 12 March 2019 — see all updates From: Cabinet Office Contents Public procurement – the current framework After no-deal Brexit What will change for […]

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Public Sector Procurement Guidance

Public-sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit Information for public authorities, businesses and other organisations on the outcome for public procurement policy in a no-deal Brexit scenario. Published 14 January 2019 From: Cabinet Office Contents Public procurement – the current framework After no-deal Brexit What will change for contracting authorities and entities What contracting authorities need […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Public Procurement

Brussels, 18 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease […]

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Procurement 2021 UK Guidance

Public-sector procurement from 1 January 2021 Information for public authorities, businesses and other organisations on the outcome for public procurement policy from 1 January 2021. Published 14 January 2019 Last updated 24 April 2020 — see all updates From: Cabinet Office The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do […]

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