Understanding the new public procurement rules

Sector think tank New Philanthropy Capital has produced a briefing on the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015. These regulations bring in to effect a European Directive on public procurement, from 26th February. According to NPC, they will help charities win government contracts but do not go far enough. Civil Society News coverage.

The briefing ‘Reforming the Relationship’, written with input from Linklaters solicitors, aims to help charities understand the changes to public services contracts, and to illustrate to commissioners and procurement professionals how certain provisions can be used to help them achieve their outcomes by working effectively with charities. Read more and download from NPC web page http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/reforming-the-relationship/.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are in pdf, 623KB, at  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/pdfs/uksi_20150102_en.pdf.

Already mentioned here, NCVO discussed implications of the reforms in ‘The new procurement reforms – an update from government’, http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2015/02/09/the-new-procurement-reforms-an-update-from-government/.