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The UK must take a strategic, long-term approach to planning for future infrastructure, recognising the "interdependencies" between the likes of energy, transport and digital projects, according to an independent panel of experts. 20 Oct 2016
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) will become an executive agency of the UK Treasury, with its own "budget, freedom and autonomy", the UK chancellor has announced. 13 Oct 2016
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
Under European Union rules it is illegal for EU countries to give financial help to some companies and not others in a way which would distort fair competition. This help is called state aid, and the rules barring it are enforced by the European Commission...
This guide was updated in December 2015
This guide is based on UK law. It was written and last reviewed in January 2010. It is part of a series of OUT-LAW guides on green IT . The UK Government's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan...
This guide has been superseded. Instead, please see our guide on Public procurement law: the basics . The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated. The rules affecting procurement of...
EU countries can stimulate investment through local public support without asking for approval if the moves will not affect intra-EU trade, the European Commission has said. 23 Sep 2016
A development agreement (DA) covering the planned regeneration of an industrial estate in West Berkshire is not a public contract that should be covered by the EU's procurement rules, according to the High Court. 14 Sep 2016
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