Public procurement: getting ready for the new rules

By Michael Rainey

The public procurement rules are changing, and the government is keen to implement these changes as soon as it can.

The following update highlights some of the key points for bidders and procurers to note as they get ready for the changes, considers the remaining steps in the implementation process and explores the likely impact of the changes going forward.

On 15 January, the European Parliament adopted the three new procurement directives. From the EU’s perspective, the new directives will change the public procurement rules to achieve three main objectives: simplification, flexibility and legal certainty…

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