Consultation outcome

Transposing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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We received over 200 responses, including from devolved administrations, central government departments, local government, businesses, procurement organisations, trade unions, professional bodies and trade associations, individuals, the police and the education sector, legal sector and third sector. This document summarises the responses received and explains our plans to implement, or transpose, the directives.

Original consultation


This consultation seeks views on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives in the UK.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on draft regulations for public sector contracts so that they implement the 2014 EU Public Sector Directives effectively and in the best way. The consultation continues our ongoing programme of engaging UK stakeholders to modernise the EU procurement rules.

The UK government is committed to reforming UK public procurement processes to stimulate economic growth. During the last 2 years we have negotiated in Brussels to simplify and modernise the existing framework of EU procurement directives. This will make public procurement faster and less costly and will lead to better value outcomes for government, industry, and the wider public sector.

We aim to implement the new directives for all procurements, except clinical services, earlier than the 2 years required by the EU. This will enable us to take advantage of the new flexibilities as soon as possible. Until 18 April 2016 in England, commissioners of clinical healthcare services will continue with the existing Part B service regime and the Procurement Choice and Competition Regulations 2013.


Published 19 September 2014
Last updated 30 January 2015 + show all updates
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