In this section, we assume that the procurement is regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. If the procurement is regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 statutory transparency requirements will apply.
I have heard about transparency requirements in relation to public procurements and public contracts. What are these?
The requirements apply to central government, including departments, their agents, agencies, all non-departmental public bodies, trading funds and National Health Service bodies.
There are three separate obligations:
- All new ICT contracts valued over £10,000 to be published;
- All new tender documents (usually, OJEU advertisement, PQQ, ITT (including terms and conditions)), for contracts valued over £10,000 to be published; and
- All new contracts valued over £10,000 to be published in full from January 2011, with redactions if necessary.
This information is to be published on a portal called "Contracts Finder".