Procurement law is set for wide ranging transformation. The government has consulted on its proposals and responded to the consultation and the Procurement Bill is now working its way through Parliament. The graphic below sets out the current timetable, and we have listed below several useful resources to help you get to grips with the changes. We will add to this site with new developments so do keep checking back.

Latest on timetable

Latest news on the Procurement Bill

Following its introduction in May 2022, the Procurement Bill has now completed its passage through the House of Lords and is now well on its way through the House of Commons. An updated draft of the Bill was published on 24 February, reflecting amendments made in the Public Bill Committee.

The Cabinet Office have said that they expect the Bill to be finalized and receive Royal Assent in Spring 2023, with a six month notice period to follow. This means the Bill is likely to enter into force in early 2024 (this may be in successive phases).

You can read the latest version of the Bill and follow its progress through the legislative process here. You can access the latest news on the government's training and development package here

Our latest resources on the Procurement Bill

STOP PRESS: please also see our blog posts here and here for our latest updates on the Bill. 

  • Our recorded vlog on the headline takeaways in relation to the first draft of the Bill
  • Our latest Briefing Paper on the first draft of the Bill - part by part, chapter by chapter
  • Our Procurement Phrasebook - to guide you through the new terminology in the Bill

Other useful resources

  • Mills & Reeve briefing paper on government response to consultation on procurement law reform. Click here to read our briefing paper which is a handy guide to all the changes we can expect to see in the new legislation.
  • Mills & Reeve webinar on the response to the consultation. Click here to view our recorded webinar which draws out the key changes on the way.
  • Government paper "Getting Ready For The New Procurement Act" detailing its learning and development offer to authorities in relation to the Procurement Bill.
  • Government resources page on transforming public procurement. You can click here to see the latest offer on learning and development in relation to the Bill.

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Spotlight on Procurement Law Reform – shining a light on the government response to the Green Paper

Recorded on 13 January 2022 during this webinar, Mills & Reeve lawyers Shailee Howard, Helen Prandy and Jenny Beresford-Jones will look at the features we can expect to see in the new regime, as well as commenting on those policies/ideas which have been dropped as a result of responses received to the Green Paper.

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