The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are now in force for all procurements commenced on or after today. Procurements commenced before today will continue to be regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Broadly speaking, a procurement will be “commenced” for these purposes on the date that the advertisement is sent to the OJEU.
We have been busy updating the Procurement Portal in the last couple of weeks and today we're able to share some helpful new content:
- many procurement practitioners may well have been caught on the back foot by the Cabinet Office’s expedited timetable for the introduction of the new rules. If so, you may find our straightforward User Guide to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 a helpful resource;
- we also offer a user-friendly 2015 Regulations Timescale Tracker to help you get maximum advantage from the reduced timescales and potential flexibility of the new rules; and
- finally, we have included a new 2015 Regulations Award Procedure Decision Tool to help you choose the appropriate procurement process under the new regime.
You could also call or email our Procurement Portal helpline with any queries you may have around the new regulations and how they apply to your organisation.