Guidance

Public sector procurement after Brexit

When the UK leaves the EU, there may be changes to how you sell goods or services to the UK public sector.

This will affect your business if:

  • it sells goods or services to the UK public sector

How this will affect your business if there’s a deal

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, the public procurement regulations will remain unchanged during any implementation period. Notices for UK contract opportunities will still be accessed on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Find out more information on public procurement if the UK leaves the EU with a deal.

How this will affect your business if there’s no deal

However, if the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the way businesses access and respond to the UK public sector notices will change. A new UK specific e-Notification Service will replace OJEU TED and will be ready when the UK leaves the EU.

Cabinet Office are communicating directly with Contracting Authorities to ensure they are prepared for any changes.

What your business needs to do now

Stay updated. Revisit this page and the signposted pages to stay up to date on the latest from Cabinet Office, including the new UK specific e-Notification Service. Some information may change depending on the terms that the UK leaves the EU and the progress of the public procurement Statutory Instrument through the Houses of Parliament.

Published 1 February 2019