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The Public Contracts Regulations 2015

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75.—(1) Contracting authorities intending to award a public contract for the services referred to in regulation 74 shall make known their intention by any of the following means:—

(a)by means of a contract notice, which shall contain the information referred to in part H of Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive; or

(b)by means of a prior information notice, which shall—

(i)be published continuously,

(ii)contain the information set out in part I of Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive,

(iii)refer specifically to the types of services that will be the subject-matter of the contracts to be awarded, and

(iv)indicate that the contracts will be awarded without further publication and invite interested economic operators to express their interest in writing.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where a negotiated procedure without prior publication could have been used, in accordance with regulation 32, for the award of a public service contract.

(3) Contracting authorities that have awarded a public contract for the services referred to in regulation 74 shall make known the results of the procurement procedure by means of a contract award notice, which shall contain the information referred to in part J of Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive.

(4) Contracting authorities may group contract award notices on a quarterly basis, in which case they shall comply with paragraph (5) by sending the grouped notices within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

(5) Contracting authorities shall send the notices referred to in this regulation for publication in accordance with regulation 51.

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