On 17 August the Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 20112 were published alongside a document summarising the responses to the consultation on how to implement the fallout from Uniplex v NHS Business Services Authority (which concerned time limits in procurement cases, and in which the court held that the UK rules on time limits for bringing proceedings did not accord with EU law). Of the 3 policy options considered (10/15 days from date of knowledge; a longer period than 10/15 days from date of knowledge; 10/15 days but a discretion to extend), the Government has selected the second option with a period of 30 days but with a discretion to extend where the court considers there is a good reason for doing so. ‘Date of knowledge’ has not been defined (reg 3). The Regulations also make provision for what constitutes service: the Regulations now provide that proceedings are to be regarded as commenced when the claim form is issued (rather than served) but the claim form must be served within 7 days. The Regulations come into effect on 1 October 2011 and the 3 month period will apply until that date. The OGC has published an Information Note3 (06/11) regarding the changes.