UK Procurement Bill passing through Parliament

 
 
Procurement Bill: Latest Update
With the new Procurement Bill continuing to make progress passing through Parliament we look forward to the next set of outcomes from the planned committee stage on 24 October. Please continue to check in on progress around this key piece of legislation and the latest industry updates and insights. 
 
This stage involves detailed line by line examination of the separate parts (clauses and schedules) of the Bill. Starting from the front of the Bill, members work through to the end. Any member of the Lords can take part and it usually starts about two weeks after the second reading debate and generally lasts for up to eight days, or longer if needed. To keep up to date with the bills passage through the various stages click here 
 
 To view the current amendments to the bill click here or to read the previous minutes of proceedings from 4, 6, 11, 13 and 18 July click here. 
 
The Bill is intended to:
  • Create a simpler regime that works better for the UK, reducing costs and improving productivity.
  • Establish a single digital platform for supplier registration, businesses will only have to submit their data once to qualify for any public sector procurement.
  • Give public sector buyers more freedom and flexibility by allowing them to better negotiate with suppliers and to design the buying process to meet the needs of their specific procurement.
  • Enable smaller contracts to be restricted to UK suppliers, as permitted by World Trade Organization rules, and ensuring that procurement activities aid jobs and innovation.

For the latest Legal Services Procurement Bill Insights click on the links below: 

Last updated 20/10/22