We are determined to ensure that Croydon, its residents and businesses receive the best possible deal from Brexit. And we are working with our public sector and business partners and the community and voluntary sector in order to respond effectively to the challenges posed by Brexit.
As London’s growth borough, Croydon already offers extensive support to local businesses, with an extensive package of measures to attract new investment, boost the local economy and help them thrive. In the event of a no-deal scenario, it is important to us that Businesses know where to go to find opportunities to provide goods and services to the Council.
The Cabinet Office has issued a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) that provides further information on the UK’s public procurement regulations that will be affected in the event of either an agreed deal with the EU or a no deal exit from the EU.
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Council will be required to publish procurement notices to the new UK e-notification service that will replace the EU Publications Office. Businesses wishing to access UK contract opportunities from the UK public-sector will need to access the new UK e-notification service instead of Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Suppliers can continue to access the relevant domestic portal, such as Contracts Finder, MOD Defence Contracts Online, Public Contracts Scotland, Sell2Wales and eTendersNI.
In the event of a deal, the current procurement regulatory framework will continue to apply, unamended, during the implementation period.
If you are an existing supplier to the Council, it is important that you have your contingency plans in place to mitigate against any adverse impact of Brexit. Any such impacts should be discussed with your contract managers.