The UK Government publishes a green paper proposing fundamental reforms of the public procurement rules governing the purchase of goods, works and services by the public sector and certain utilities

The UK Government has published a Green Paper proposing fundamental reforms of the public procurement rules governing the purchase of goods, works and services by the public sector and certain utilities. Those rules are currently set out in a series of UK regulations that are based very closely on EU directives. Following Brexit, the Government wishes move away from the EU blueprint and to introduce new legislation which it claims will be more effective, flexible and transparent. Public procurement legislation in the UK is currently dictated by EU law. As from 1 January 2021, the UK is no longer bound to follow EU law. Although the UK will still be obliged to respect the procurement rules laid down by the international Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), these are much less

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

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Adrian Brown, Tim Briggs, Nusrat Zar, The UK Government publishes a green paper proposing fundamental reforms of the public procurement rules governing the purchase of goods, works and services by the public sector and certain utilities, 15 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98653

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