Public Contract Modifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
European Procurement Law Series, Vol 11
13 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2021 Last revised: 4 Oct 2021
Date Written: June 2, 2021
This chapter focuses on the rules regarding public contract modifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as set by the current Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), in particular reg.72. It shows how the applicable law is mostly shaped by the PCR 2015 and (some) guidance issued since and not as much by case law due to the traditional limited use of judiicial review mechanisms in the UK as a whole. Finally, this paper looks briefly as well to the changes proposed by the UK Government Green Paper on public procurement reform which should lead to a new procurement law coming into force in late 2021.
Keywords: public procrement, contract modifications, UK, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Public Contracts Regulations 2015, EU Law, discretion, transparency
JEL Classification: H25, H57, K21, K23, K40, F13, K42, P45
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