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.
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