The Even Lighter Touch Regime. Browne Jacobson.
- 7 December 2023
- Posted by: David Mason
- Category: News
Brown Jacobson has published it’s latest briefing in its Ready for Reform Series – on the government’s ongoing procurement reforms.
“When the Government first introduced its proposals for the reform of the procurement regime in its Green Paper, Transforming Public Procurement in 2020 (the Green Paper), it made it clear that it would not continue with a separate Light Touch regime, which had first been introduced in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the PCR) (implementing Directive 2014/24/EU). There was a very good reason for this. In proposing a Competitive Flexible Procedure, it was in effect treating all services as Light Touch, by moving away from the more prescriptive EU rules governing most services and passing the discretion to contracting authorities to decide for themselves how to conduct a procurement.”