Debarment from public contracts and the Bribery Act 2010
This practice note considers the mandatory and discretionary exclusion of contractors from competing for public contracts if they have been convicted of bribery or corruption. The note focuses on:
- Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5).
- The coming into force of the Bribery Act 2010.
- The potential impact of a conviction under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010.
We are reviewing this note following the publication of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102), which will come into force on 26 February 2015.