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EU Public Procurement Regulations 2015 - Training Update

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14 Oct 2015
In February 2015, the new EU Public Procurement regulations were introduced and brought the biggest shake up in procurement law for over 25 years. The new regulations were to supersede the 2006 regulations and implement the new procurement directives. The Procurement rules were reformed with the intent to simplify the process and introduce new ways for public bodies to procure goods and services needed to deliver Public Services. 

The new rules are there to help simplify the processes for local authorities, allowing flexibility where needed but also comes with implications across every authority. It is highlighted that the thresholds remain the same as they are set out by the World Trade Organisation Government Procurement agreement. What has changed is diminishing the Part A/Part B complex and introduces a light touch regime. Some reasoning behind this was due to the European Commission being concerned that some Part B Service contracts would be of cross-border interest and not being exposed to EU wide competition. 

The new rules apply to such contracts that fall into health, social care and other services where the contract value threshold is above 750,000 euros. All other services that fall outside of the light touch regime will then implement the new regulations. 

Sellick Partnership recognise the implications and benefits of implementing the new EU public procurement rules across the authorities and because of this, we are hosting a CPD Training Event with 4-5 Grays Inn Chambers. 

This training event will allow practitioners of the public sector within their respective fields to explore the key issues and pitfalls under the new regulations with key note speakers Richard Clayton QC and Martin Hayden QC. This follows from a successful event that we held in conjunction with 4-5 Gray's Inn Chambers back in June where we received very positive feedback and an enjoyable evening by all.

If you would like to attend this free CPD seminar and discover more about the changes in regulations, please call me on 016 834 1642 or email me chelsey.newsom@sellickpartnership.co.uk to book your place. 
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