Utilities Procurement Solicitors
Utilities procurement law is governed by the European Union Utilities Directive (Directive 2004/17). This Directive is incorporated into United Kingdom law by the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
As with public procurement law, the EU Directives objective is to give various sized companies in all member states the opportunity to bid for utility contracts on an equal level.
The Tendering Process
Preparing a tender can be expensive and time-consuming. Those dissatisfied with the tendering process will want to know whether they have a right to claim against the procuring party if the contract is awarded to another party. Those who commission works in utility sector have to comply with strict guidance and will need to scrutinise their conduct and procedures if they are to avoid claims for damages or injunctions in respect of their treatment of tendering parties.
Do Not Delay Let Us Advise
Time limits imposed by regulations for valid challenges are extremely tight. Our team has specialist utilities procurement knowledge and many years’ experience and can provide advice on claims and/or dispute resolution in a timely, cost-effective manner.
New Utilities Procurement Regulations
The Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors was adopted at a European level on the 17th April 2014. The UK has a maximum of three years in which it must implement this Directive into domestic legislation so new regulations incorporating the Directive will come into play no later than April 2017. We are committed to keeping our clients up to date with any changes to relevant legislation; therefore, our solicitors are always available to answer any questions you may have.
If you would like more information on how Fisher Scoggins Waters can help with Utilities Procurement, please contact us by telephone on 0207 993 6960 or email Charlotte Waters.