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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
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This guide has been superseded.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 The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated.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...
A company can be held liable for anti-competitive practices carried out by a service provider, but only in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled. 26 Jul 2016
Contracting authorities can require bidders for public services to provide third party evidence that they have the 'technical capacity' needed to deliver the project, provided that they make exceptions where it is " very difficult" for the bidder to do so,... 18 Jul 2016
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