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.

Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 - Timescale Tracker

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 apply to all in-scope utilities procurements commenced on or after 18 April 2016. If your utilities procurement was commenced before 18 April 2016, it will instead be regulated by the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.

The contract award procedures under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 come with a confusing array of minimum timescales, and possible reductions to those timescales. In addition, for the first time, Utilities may use the competitive dialogue and innovation partnership procedures. We have brought the key timescales together in a handy timescale tracker for utilities procurements that are regulated by the 2016 regulations, to allow you to view at a glance the minimum timescales which will be involved in the various stages of the procurement process.

Note that the periods given are the minimum timescales permitted by the legislation. Consideration should always be given to the complexity of the procurement, and a reasonable time must be given to allow suppliers to compile their responses.

> Download the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 Timescale Tracker

New public procurement e-learning tools

We have teamed up with BuiltIntelligence* to develop an e-learning tool and procurement webinar. 

> Procurement e-learning: Remedies Directive
Designed to help you recognise key risk areas in the procurement life-cycle.

> New Public Contracts Regulations 2015 webinar
Are you struggling to get a handle on the Public Contracts Regulations 2015? If so, procurement experts Greg Gibson and Helen Prandy will guide you through the key changes in the new Regulations and provide practical answers to some of the tricky issues raised. The webinar is priced at £49 + VAT.

* Mills & Reeve LLP receives a share of the course fees from BuiltIntelligence to reflect our contribution to the course content.