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DAC Beachcroft Procurement Alert: Stop Press! Publica Contracts Regulations 2015 come into force on Thursday 26 February 2015

Published 6 February 2015

The new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the "Regulations") were laid before Parliament yesterday and most of the provisions will come into force on Thursday 26 February 2015.

Only procurements commenced (e.g. advertised) on or after this date will be subject to these new Regulations so anything that authorities want to be subject to the current procurement regime should be commenced in the next couple of weeks.

Date

Provision(s) coming into force

1 April 2015

  • Requirement for non-Crown bodies to place an advert on Contracts Finder in addition to OJEU. (Crown bodies must comply from 26th February 2015).

18 April 2016

  • Procurement of health services for the purposes of the NHS e.g health services procured by CCGs and NHS England. Before this date, the 2006 regulations will continue to apply.

18 April 2017

  • Central Purchasing Bodies must comply with e-procurement requirements (all communication and information exchange must be carried out electronically).

  • Contracting Authorities must use an electronic format for the European Single Procurement Document "ESPD" (a document that can be submitted by suppliers at selection stage).

18 October 2018

  • Contracting Authorities must have recourse to the e-Certis system (a system that standardises supplier certification across the EU).

  • Remaining Contracting Authorities must comply with e-procurement requirements (all communication and information exchange must be carried out electronically).

 

A copy of the final version of the Regulations can be found here.

Save the date

As we said in our briefing yesterday, we are running a Procurement Breakfast Seminar Series on the new Regulations – see dates below.

Further details and booking forms to follow.

Tuesday 21 April

Newcastle

08:30

Tuesday 28 April

Leeds

08:30

Wednesday 29 April 

Manchester

08:30 

Tuesday 5 May

Birmingham 

08:30 

Tuesday 12 May 

Bristol 

09:00 

Wednesday 13 May 

London 

09:00 

Authors

Hannah Chapelhow

Hannah Chapelhow

Newcastle

+44 (0)191 404 4121

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