The European Union (EU) Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) that implement them in the UK, set out the law on public procurement. Their purpose is to open up the public procurement market and to ensure the free movement of goods and services within the EU. They set out procedures which must be followed before awarding a contract for goods, works and services when its value exceeds set thresholds, unless it qualifies for a specific exemption.
The principles of open and fair competition, equal treatment, transparency and proportionality must be applied to public procurement, irrespective of the value.
The EU Procurement Directives and PCR 2015 can be accessed via the links below.
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