Which Regulations apply?

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply to all procurement procedures commenced on or after 26 February 2015. Broadly speaking, the date that the procurement is first advertised will be the date that it is “commenced” for these purposes. For more detail, please see new regulation 118.

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We have tried to list some of the most commonly asked questions about the procurement process, but we welcome your feedback - if your question isn't included, please get in touch.


If you are currently preparing to advertise, we assume you will be advertising the procurement after 26 February 2015 and that it will be regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Please refer to our Q and A's on this in the 2015 Regulations drop down menu, and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 guide for further details.

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