State Aid? State What?!

Do you need to think
about State Aid risk on
your procurement project?

Make sure you know what
to look out for with our
handy new guide
from our state aid experts.

Looking to challenge a procurement decision?

Suppliers wishing to challenge have only a short time frame in which to act. Click here for our useful guide.

Which Regulations do you need?

To get up to speed with the various new procurement law regulations, please click below;

> Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 

> Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016

> Public Contracts Regulations 2015 

If you're not sure which regulations apply, click here.

Do the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 apply?

Procurements commenced before 26 February 2015 will be regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Procurements commenced on or after 26 February 2015 will be regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (please refer instead to our Q and A's on this in the 2015 Regulations drop down menu).

For these purposes, a procurement will be “commenced” when:

  • A contract notice has been sent to the Official Journal in order to invite offers or requests to be selected to tender for or to negotiate in respect of the proposed contract or framework agreement; or
  • The contracting authority has had published any form of advertisement seeking offers or expressions of interest in the proposed contract or framework agreement, or
  • The contracting authority has contacted any supplier in order to (i) seek expressions of interest or offers in respect of the proposed contract or framework agreement; or (ii) respond to an unsolicited expression of interest or offer received from that supplier in relation to the proposed contract or framework agreement.

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Found the answer to your question?

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.