Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments)

31 Aug 2011 | by Caroline Sweeney

The new Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 which come into force on 1 October will see the basic time limit for starting any proceedings not claiming ineffectiveness reduced to 30 days from the date of knowledge.

There are also other changes to the suspension regime (which now operates on the issue of a claim, as long as the CA is aware of the claim) and the mandatory bases for rejecting an economic operator (Bribery Act etc).

August has been a busy month for the legislator adding all these various technical changes, as well as expanding the procurement regime to contracts in the defence and security sectors with some adaptations to the public sector procurement regime.

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