20 July 2022

The government’s new Procurement Bill proposes major reforms to the rules governing public sector buying with the aim of making a simpler and more transparent system. But what could these changes mean in practice for both the public and private sector?

In a recent expert briefing, co-hosted with the Institute for Government, Burges Salmon Partner Laura Wisdom was joined by members of the Cabinet Office, Ed Green, Deputy Director, Commercial Policy - International and Reform and Lindsay Maguire, Head of Engagement for Procurement Reform, along with Mark Leigh, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions. The expert panel discussed the Bill’s aims, key measures and whether it is the much-heralded regime transformation.

You can watch the full briefing below or listen to the audio recording only here.

What’s next?

The new Bill has had its second reading in the House of Lords and is currently at committee stage, with the next sitting due to take place on 8 September. We will be providing further updates as the Bill progresses through parliament.

If you would like to discuss anything raised in this briefing, or about the Bill more generally, please contact Laura Wisdom or your usual member of our expert Procurement team.

Key contact

John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and Subsidy Control
  • Projects

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