Public procurement: negotiating public contracts

By Michael Rainey

The public procurement rules are changing. Here, in the first of our series of articles, we look at the changes to the circumstances in which bids can be negotiated and suggest some helpful tips for making bid negotiations work.

On 28 March 2014, the three new procurement directives were published in the EU’s Official Journal. The UK government will implement the directives as soon as practicable, potentially before the end of 2014.

The three directives cover public contracts, utilities contracts and concessions. This article focuses on the public contracts directive…

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