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The Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions Regulations 2016

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Public Contracts Regulations 2015

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17.—(1) The Public Contracts Regulations 2015(1) are amended as set out below.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (definitions)—

(a)after the definition of “economic operator”, insert—

“electronic document” has the meaning given in Article 3(35) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market;;

(b)after the definition of “electronic means”, insert—

“electronic signature” has the meaning given in Article 3(10) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market;; and

(c)after the definition of “public works contracts”, insert—

“qualified certificate for electronic signature” has the meaning given in Article 3(15) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market;.

(3) In regulation 22(17)(c) (rules applicable to communication: technical requirements for tools and devices)—

(a)for the words “Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council”, substitute “Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market”; and

(b)for the words “qualified certificate”, wherever they occur, substitute “qualified certificate for electronic signature”.

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S.I. 2015/102, amended by S.I. 2015/1472.

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