New Procurement Guidance for Public-Public Contracts

The Government has published guidance on the provision in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 dealing with contracts between public bodies.

With increasing pressure on public resources, arrangements between public bodies are increasingly common. Before the new Regulations they were the subject of a string of procurement cases in the European and UK courts which established some rules for when such arrangements should be made the subject of open tendering in the market and when they can be concluded directly without any formal procurement process.

As with other areas of previous case law such a Teckal and Pressetext the new 2015 Regulations address the Hamburg case and this new guidance addresses how the UK government thinks the Regulations should work. Click here to see the new guidance and come back to the Forbes Blog for more information.

For any questions on procuremnt law contact Daniel Milnes.

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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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