Procurement Reform: The Queen’s Announcement of the Procurement Bill

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On May 11th, Her Majesty addressed the Governments legislative agenda in a speech to the House of Commons.

“Laws will simplify procurement in the public sector,” said the Queen, which announced the plans for a new Procurement Bill and will follow the recent consultation on the Green Paper. The bill is expected to be introduced around September.

  • Reform the UK’s public procurement regime, making it quicker, simpler and better able to meet the country’s needs while remaining compliant with our international obligations. This will replace the current regime which was largely transposed from EU procurement directives, and;
  • Make public procurement more accessible for new entrants such as small businesses and voluntary, charitable and social enterprises to compete for and win public contracts.

This is supported by the main benefits and elements of the bill, as well as the factual backing for its purpose.