Nearly a year on from the introduction of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, there have been a number of significant changes to Procurement rules, with the Government introducing guidance documents on various aspects of this legislation. The Courts have also recently made a number of key decisions on aspects of public procurement law, on cases under the new Regulations and their 2006 predecessors.
Contracting authorities must comply with public procurement law when entering into contracts for works, goods or services above certain financial thresholds.
Brabners’ specialist procurement lawyers, Richard Hough and Michael Winder, provided a free training workshop which covered current issues in public procurement law. Between them, Richard and Michael, who are members of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association, have significant experience of advising clients on a wide variety of public procurement law issues.
The seminar discussed:
• The Public Contract Regulations 2015 – key changes introduced
• The impact of the new rules and government guidance
• Recent case law on challenges to procurement procedures
• Changes to the regulation of Utilities and Concessions
This workshop was relevant to:
• Individuals working for contracting authorities, utilities, and in-house legal teams.
• Private sector suppliers who wish to bid for public sector work