With Brexit due to be implemented from 11pm on 29 March 2019, it is important for all companies, including schools, to understand the Government’s public procurement policy in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
And that includes us too.
Public-sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit
myTenders, our eProcurement system, have been working on ensuring that our procurement systems are compliant.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the public procurement regulations will remain broadly unchanged. However, there are some changes to be aware of.
The Government are leading on the preparation of a new UK e-notification service to be used instead of the EU Publications Office’s Tenders Electronic Daily (the OJEU).
In the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, Contracting Authorities will be required to send procurement notices for contracts exceeding the current financial thresholds to the new UK system rather than the OJEU.
To make this potential transition as seamless as possible, the structure of all the notice types on myTenders will remain the same. You will not notice anything different.
We’ll provide more information as we receive it.
Want to know more about public-sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit?
The Cabinet Office has provided a briefing document to give more information. You can read the briefing document on the GOV.UK website.