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Procurement policy note 06/11: amendments to the procurement regulations, including 'Uniplex'

This note outlines a number of amendments to the public procurement regulations that will come into effect from October 2011.

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This procurement policy information note outlines a number of amendments to the public procurement regulations that will come into effect from October 2011. It covers the following:

  • changes to the time limits for Court challenges to procurement decisions, following the European Court of Justice’s “Uniplex” ruling, and some related procedural changes
  • modifications to the criteria for the ‘automatic suspension’
  • amendments to the definitions of certain offences and other causes for which economic operators may, or must, be rejected
  • Machinery of Government changes affecting the Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
  • a few miscellaneous minor updates, improvements and corrections

Previously released Procurement Policy Notes