Procurement Directives update
The suite of new Procurement Directives dealing with public contracts and utilities and concessions is the subject of increasing activity in Brussels as the process of enactment gathers momentum.
The updated date predicted for enactment at EU level is December 2013. There will then be a period of time during which the Cabinet Office will produce the regulations to enact the provisions into UK law. With the 2004 Directive, the UK left it until the last permitted day to bring it into force in the UK through the 2006 Regulations.
While it may be that that will be the approach again, in which case we could be looking at 2015, one of the provisions that the UK Cabinet Office has managed to get into the draft currently being looked at may bring pressure for earlier implementation. This is because it would be potentially helpful in terms of some procurement issues concerning the flagship government policy of encouraging staff mutuals to spin out of public sector bodies…
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