Procurement – New Public Contracts Regulations and Consultation Published

The Government has taken a big step towards implementation of the EU Procurement Directives from February 2014 and has published the new draft Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and accompanying consultation.

The publications are available at this link and like many in the public and housing sector the team at Forbes will be reviewing them to see what opportunities they present and how organisations should approach procurements due to start in early 2015.

Some of the changes will bring into the scope of regulated procurement types of contracts that are currently exempt under the current 2006 Regulations. That means that contracting authorities will need to consider under which Regulations (2006 or 2015) to start any retendering of those contracts.

We will be publishing more comments and guidance on the draft regulations and thoughts on the consultation as well as discussing them at our conference Diversify or die? Developing Affordable Housing after 2018 taking place tomorrow.

For advice on procurement now, next year or in between contact Daniel Milnes in the Housing and Regeneration Group.

Daniel Milnes

About Daniel Milnes

Dan is a Partner and Head of Contracts & Projects. Dan’s blogs cover the areas in which his specialities lie in commercial, regulatory and governance law which cover a broad range of matters dealing with contracts, projects, corporate and group structures, funding and compliance with a range of legal regimes including data protection. This also involves writing and advising on various forms of commercial contracts including joint ventures, development and construction agreements and intellectual property contracts including IT agreements, sponsorships and other rights licensing arrangements.

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