As from 1st August 2022 the University of Bath is not a ‘contracting authority’ for the purposes of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.
Where the University advertises contracts via the UK e-notification service Find a Tender or the Official Journal of the European Union, it does so on a voluntary basis and does not undertake any obligation to comply with the procurement legislation. When doing so, the university reserves its rights in full to adapt or step outside the procedures in the procurement legislation as the university considers necessary.
However, in certain circumstances, the University also reserves the right that despite not being under a general legal obligation to adhere to the procurement legislation, it may voluntarily and at its own discretion undertake some concession and procurement exercises in accordance with the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.
The procedure the University commits to following for any individual procurement will be explained in the relevant tender documentation.