Public Procurement and Brexit: Implications and Actions
The UK's exit from the European will be on one of two bases:
A withdrawal agreement providing for a transition period, or
No withdrawal agreement and no transition period.
This course will look in detail at the implications for public procurement of the UK’s chosen approach to exit and at the actions public authorities and suppliers to the public sector need to take. It will also look at the procurement implications of different scenarios for the UK’s future relationship to be negotiated once the UK has exited the bloc (where trading on WTO terms alone is the default if no agreement is put place), including the Canada and Norway models.
The significance of the UK’s accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) will be explained in this context and the GPA rules will be outlined.