Reform

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 communication on timetable

Latest news on the Procurement Bill

Following its introduction in May 2022 ,the Procurement Bill has now reached the report stage in the House of Lords.. A second draft of the Bill was published on 26 October 2022; while there are some amendments and developments, it is fair to say that the second draft is not radically different to the first.

It seems likely, based on the Bill's current stage, that it may be into 2023 before the  the Bill is finalized and receives Royal Assent. You can read the latest version of the Bill and follow its progress through the legislative process here

Our latest resources on the Procurement Bill

STOP PRESS: please check back shortly for our latest updates taking into account the second draft of 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 government’s page which includes the Green Paper, the government Response, the Learning Offer - we expect it will be updated further in due course.

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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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