Brexit and the UK Government’s New Contract Approach


In Brexit and Procurement, Pillsbury partner Tim Wright discusses the UK Government’s January 23 publication of a 132-page strategy green paper—or consultation document—entitled Building our Industrial Strategy. The paper sets out the Government’s “buy British” plan aimed at helping UK-based suppliers, supply chains and infrastructure companies when
bidding for public sector contracts. The paper confirms that focusing Government buyers on “social and economic factors” when designing their procurements will “encourage innovative solutions and maximise the positive impact of public procurement on strengthening the [UK’s] economy.”