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.

Transparency

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".

Contact Us

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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.