Tendering for Care

EU Regulations

Procurement and Tendering in the UK and Scotland is governed by EU Directives. These are transposed in to state law. Judgements from the European Court of Justice and UK courts also impact upon how the processes must be managed in order to remain compliant. Key Regulations can be downloaded from this section.

Consultation Response

TfC response to the Government consultation on the draft Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Deadline 17th October 2014 ...

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Competition Law and Compliance

This indicates that any form of discussion by providers with potential competitors prior to, or during a tender process is a concerted practice and therefore illegal under EU and UK competition law. Discussions of this kind are known as "concerted practices" ...

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VEAT Notices

The VEAT procedure is not widely used by public purchasers. This is surprising as it is a process which prevents legal challenges after the 10 day [in some circumstances 15 days] standstill period. ...

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Part B and CPV Codes

The tendering process for some services contracts are not required to comply with all of the Public Contracts Regulations. Why is this? Which services are affected? What are Part B services? What about Part B services and advertising? ...

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EU Procurement Thresholds 2012 to 2013

This section sets out the European Union (EU) thresholds above which works, supplies and Part A services contracts must be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The threshold levels levels are fixed in terms of euros and are set at national currency levels for two year periods. The current period started on 1st January 2012 and lasts until 31st December 2013. ...

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