The implementation of Directive 2014/24/EU in the United Kingdom

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This paper provides a critical assessment of the implementation of Directive 2014/24/EU in the UK by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. It explores the implications of the copy out approach followed by the UK Government in order to avoid gold-plating the transposition of the 2014 EU Public Procurement Package, as well as the deficiencies that result from the perspective of constructing a developed regulatory system. The analysis concentrates on selected novelties of Directive 2014/24/EU, as well as in areas where Member States were granted discretion to chose between a set of options or to find their own mechanisms to achieve certain aims specified at EU level. The paper concludes that the transposition in the UK was a missing opportunity to develop a full regulatory architecture for the control of public expenditure by means of procurement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModernising Public Procurement
Subtitle of host publicationThe Approach of EU Member States
EditorsSteen Treumer, Mario Comba
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781788114547
ISBN (Print)9781788114530
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameEuropean Procurement Law Series
PublisherEdward Elgar

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