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The Public Contracts Regulations 2015

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Commencement

(2) Except for the provisions mentioned in paragraphs (3) to (6), these Regulations come into force on 26th February 2015.

(3) Paragraphs (1) to (7) of Regulation 22 come into force—

(a)for the purposes of regulations 27(6), 28(9), 34(13), 36(4), 53(3) and 121(2)(a), on 26th February 2015;

(b)for the purposes of regulation 37(7), on 18th April 2017;

(c)for all other purposes, on 18th October 2018.

(4) Regulations 37(7) and 59(7) come into force on 18th April 2017.

(5) Regulation 61 comes into force on 18th October 2018.

(6) Regulations 106, 108, 110 and 112 come into force—

(a)in relation to contracting authorities which perform their functions on behalf of the Crown, on 26th February 2015;

(b)in relation to other contracting authorities, on 1st April 2015.

Extent and application

(7) Except for paragraph 19 of Schedule 6, these Regulations do not extend to Scotland.

(8) Part 4 does not apply to a contracting authority if its functions are wholly or mainly—

(a)Northern Ireland devolved functions, that is to say functions which could be conferred by provision included in an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly made without the consent of the Secretary of State (see sections 6 to 8 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998(1)); or

(b)Welsh devolved functions, that is to say functions which could be conferred by provision falling within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales (as defined in section 108 of the Government of Wales Act 2006(2)).

(1)

1998 c.47; section 6 was amended by S.I. 2011/1053, article 6(2)(a); section 7 was amended by the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26), section 84(1) and Schedule 13 and by the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (c.33), Schedule 4, paragraph 10; section 7A was inserted by the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014, section 6(1) and (3).

(2)

2006 c.32; section 108 was amended by S.I. 2011/1053, article 6(2)(a).

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