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.
|Title of host publication||Modernising Public Procurement|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Approach of EU Member States|
|Editors||Steen Treumer, Mario Comba|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 2018|
|Name||European Procurement Law Series|