The UK’s Office of Government Commerce has published helpful new Guidance on the new rules on remedies for breach of the procurement rules. The Guidance is in three parts and covers:

  • the UK’s transitional policy, which is to apply the new rules to procurement processes beginning on or after 20 December 2009;
  • changes to the ‘standstill’ process which applies between the award of a contract and its conclusion and the information disclosure requirements for tenderers and candidates; and
  • an explanation of the new remedies rules, in particular the circumstances in which a contract can be declared ineffective and financial penalties imposed.