This leading reference work provides a comprehensive account of the rules governing procurement by public authorities and utilities in the UK, including those operating in the defence sector. It offers a detailed explanation of the regulations implementing EU public procurement directives and their enforcement. It also covers national rules on lower value procurement and related topics.
Key cases in the European and UK courts are analysed and important or problematic issues are illuminated with the help of EU and UK government guidance.
In 2015-16 new regulations governing procurement by public authorities and utilities, including new regulations on the award of concession contracts came into force for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and separately for Scotland.
National rules include both the “Lord Young” reforms to lower value procurement and other matters in England and those made under the Procurement Reform Act (Scotland) 2014.
The work comprises a regularly-updated commentary on all of these developments written with practitioners’ needs in mind.
It includes key EU and UK law materials and a popular library of CJEU case law.
The broader UK context for public procurement is addressed in chapters covering topics such as public-private partnerships and social and environmental considerations, and international agreements (including the WTO Government Procurement Agreement) are explained.
Brexit is set to bring changes to the UK public procurement regime. The work provides subscribers with regular updates on developments in this area including awareness of the procurement implications of the draft withdrawal agreement and the various models for future UK-EU relations and the implications of exiting without an agreement.
Future releases will fully update the work dependent on the final outcome of the withdrawal process (‘deal’ or ‘no deal’). It may be noted that a ‘no deal’ exit will leave the bulk of the EU procurement rules in place as part of domestic law on day one, but with important changes and transitional arrangements which will be covered in this title.