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New UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 Support Radical Change in the Management of Public Procurement by Colin Cram

February 23, 2015 by

0 The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will become law on 26 February. This will facilitate the reform of the management of the £200billion annual procurement expenditure by the public sector that is happening increasingly quickly. The Regulations enact into UK the revised EU Procurement Directive that was introduced in 2014 and which the UK […]

A Westminster Diary or An SME in King Arthur’s Court (Follow-Up) by Alun Rafique

April 23, 2014 by


On the 25th of November, 2013, we had our calling to go to Westminster and change the face of local government procurement. Well, that was how we saw it although in reality there were over 10 sessions, 60 pieces of written evidence [see an overview of ours here] and more than a few Members of […]

A field guide to managing frameworks under the procurement regulations (Part 2) by Tom Moore

April 17, 2014 by


Editor’s Note: The following is Part 2 of a 2-Part post by Tom Moore. Use the following link to access Part 1. The contract notice For the procurement manager, commitment to an OJEU compliant framework is a serious issue and needs extensive consideration before any communications with suppliers.  There are key areas that require in-depth […]

A field guide to managing frameworks under the procurement regulations (Part 1) by Tom Moore

February 21, 2014 by


Those of you unfamiliar with the framework agreement so ubiquitous throughout major UK infrastructure companies may be surprised at the importance of these documents. Most major UK infrastructure organisations (for example rail, electricity, water and ports), operate within the Utilities Contracts Regulations. These are a water-downed version of the public sector regulations. They effectively require […]

Five myths of the new procurement directives by Abby Semple

January 27, 2014 by


The European Parliament’s vote on January 15th to adopt the new procurement directives marks the end of a long and labour-intensive process.  It started before the Commission’s publication of its proposals for new directives over two years ago, and will continue as Member States work to implement the rules in national law by early 2016. […]

European Directives (Part 2) by Alastair Merrill

September 3, 2013 by


Last time I gazed into the crystal ball to predict what we expect to be in the new European Directives.  Major changes are afoot, including the planned removal  of the distinction between the goods and services to which the full EU panoply of rules applies (the “Priority” or “Part A” service); and those areas such […]