We are delighted to announce that our private wealth law department has continued to maintain its Band 2 position in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth.
The Government has now published its “no deal notice” for public procurement.
You can find it here.
All that this notice says is that instead of having to advertise “above tendering threshold” contracts in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), there will be a UK-wide website for these notices. This will be in addition to the need to advertise on Contracts Finder (or Sell2Wales), rather than instead of it.
The notice confirms that there will need to be amending Regulations addressing the “technical” changes to the public procurement rules that will be needed on Brexit. These include:
- thresholds expressed in euros, which will need to be converted to pounds;
- references to European institutions, which will need to refer to UK institutions, where they exist;
- deciding whether the EU “Common Procurement Vocabulary” should still be used to decide whether particular activities are works, services or supplies;
- deciding whether the obligations in the UK Regulations are still enforceable by contractors and suppliers based in other EU Member States (which they will unless the amending Regulations change this); and
- deciding whether the EU Treaty principles (of non-discrimination, equal treatment and transparency) will apply to “below-threshold contracts” which may be of “cross-border interest”
The notice also states that the UK is hoping to sign up to the World Trade Organisation’s Government Purchasing Agreement (GPA). The application was submitted on 1st June 2018 but the WTO has asked for more information, including more information about the UK’s proposed public procurement regime. Further information on this is available in the Parliamentary briefing paper on Brexit and public procurement, published at the start of September - see here.
For more information
Please contact Andrew Millross.
Charities, like other organisations, may be subject to or choose to voluntarily comply with the reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The draft regulations making it mandatory for anyone entering a registered care home in England to have been double vaccinated unless they are clinically exempt were made on 22 July 2021.
In the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, the Government signalled its desire to increase its control over procurements by all contracting authorities.
The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.
Legal updates as the UK enters into stage 4 of the roadmap and legal restrictions on face coverings and social distancing are lifted.
The first disability we are going to discuss is diabetes. We begin by discussing the different types of diabetes; their similarities and differences and how we live with the disability within our day.
Tim Coolican and Freya Cassia explore the legal and practical options available to providers if a disappointing result is received following an inspection.
Following the launch of the CQC’s new strategy for how it regulates health and social care, many providers will be keen to know more about how the changes might affect them in the future.
EPC’s are not required to be served with a Section 21 notice for assured shorthold tenancies if the tenancy predates October 2015.
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