When the UK left the EU, it was an opportunity for reform of procurement legislation. The new Procurement Bill 2022 is currently being read in Parliament, meaning that England, Northern Ireland and Wales are still subject to Public Contracts Regulations 2015 that have been adopted (with some amendments) for use until the Procurement Bill 2022 is finalised.

Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Please note these regulations are only applicable to above threshold procurement.

Scottish Members are subject to the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Procurement Bill 2022
CIAT responded to the Government Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper and has provided feedback and comment on the draft of the Procurement Bill 2022. The Institute's key messages were as follows:

  • To ensure contracting authorities focused on function and competence over title and specific qualifications.
  • To ensure contracting authorities are provided clear guidelines for how they can fairly define which suppliers can enter into a Dynamic Market or Framework.
  • To ensure contracting authorities provide transparency and clear rationale in decision making.