United Kingdom - Sub-Central Government Entities - Annex 2 doc report

Thresholds for: SDR GBP
Goods 200,000 189,330
Services 200,000 189,330
Construction services 5,000,000 4,733,252
National Currencies

1 All regional or local contracting authorities show more/less

a All contracting authorities of the administrative units falling under Territorial Units 1, 2 and 3 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7.

b For the purposes of the Agreement, "Regional contracting authorities" shall be understood as contracting authorities of the administrative units falling under Territorial Units 1 and 2 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7.

c For the purposes of the Agreement, "Local contracting authorities" shall be understood as contracting authorities of the administrative units falling under Territorial Unit 3 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7 and smaller administrative units.

2 All contracting authorities which are bodies governed by public law, for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, for Scotland, the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. show more/less

a "Bodies governed by public law" as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 means any bodies that have all of the following characteristics: show more/less

i they are established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character;

ii they have legal personality; and

iii they have any of the following characteristics: show more/less

a) they are financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law;

b) they are subject to management supervision by those authorities or bodies; or

c) they have an administrative, managerial or supervisory board; more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities or by other bodies governed by public law.

b "Body governed by public law" as defined by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 means a body that has legal personality, is established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character and which: show more/less

i is financed for the most part by the State, regional or local authorities, or by any other body governed by public law;

ii is subject to management supervision by any such authority or body; or

iii has an administrative, managerial or supervisory board more than half the members of which were appointed by any body referred to in sub-paragraph i.

c An indicative list of contracting authorities which are bodies governed by public law follows.

  • INDICATIVE LISTS OF CONTRACTING AUTHORITIES WHICH ARE BODIES GOVERNED BY PUBLIC LAW
    • Bodies
      • 1 Design Council
        • 2 Health and Safety Executive
          • 3 National Research Development Corporation
            • 4 Public Health Laboratory Service Board
              • 5 Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
                • 6 Commission for the New Towns
                  • 7 National Blood Authority
                    • 8 National Rivers Authority
                      • 9 Scottish Enterprise
                        • 10 Ordnance Survey
                          • 11 Financial Services Authority.
                          • Categories
                            • 1 Maintained schools
                              • 2 Universities and colleges financed for the most part by other contracting authorities
                                • 3 National Museums and Galleries
                                  • 4 Research Councils
                                    • 5 Fire Authorities
                                      • 6 National Health Service Strategic Health Authorities
                                        • 7 Police Authorities
                                          • 8 New Town Development Corporations
                                            • 9 Urban Development Corporations.

                                          1 The following shall not be considered as covered procurement: show more/less

                                          a procurement by procuring entities covered under this Annex in regard of suppliers, services and service providers from the United States;

                                          b procurement by procuring entities covered under this Annex of air traffic control equipment in regard of suppliers and service providers from the United States;

                                          c procurement by cities-regions listed under Territorial Units 1 and 2 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7, local procuring entities and bodies governed by public law covered under this Annex in regard of goods, services, suppliers and service providers from Canada;

                                          d procurement by procuring entities covered under this Annex of good or service components of procurement which are not themselves covered by this Agreement in regard of suppliers and service providers from the United States and Canada;

                                          e procurement between 200,000 SDR and 355,000 SDR by procuring entities covered under this Annex of goods and services for suppliers and service providers from Canada;

                                          f procurement by local contracting authorities (contracting authorities of administrative units listed under Territorial Unit 3 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7 and smaller administrative units) in regard of goods, services, suppliers and service providers from New Zealand;

                                          g procurement by contracting authorities of administrative units listed under Territorial Units 1 and 2 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7, in regard of goods, services, suppliers and service providers from New Zealand, unless their procurement is covered under the United Kingdom Annex 3;

                                          h procurement by regional and local contracting authorities (contracting authorities of administrative units listed under Territorial Units 2 and 3 as described in Note 3 of the General Notes in Annex 7 and smaller administrative units) in regard of goods, services, suppliers and service providers from Australia;

                                          i procurement between 200,000 SDR and 355,000 SDR by regional contracting authorities and between 200,000 SDR and 400,000 SDR for bodies governed by public law covered under this Annex of goods and services for suppliers and service providers from Australia;

                                          j procurement by procuring entities covered under this Annex of: show more/less

                                          i motor vehicles, as described in the Chapters of the Combined Nomenclature (CN) specified below: show more/less

                                          DescriptionCN
                                          1
                                          Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver;
                                          8702
                                          2
                                          Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 8702), including station wagons and racing cars;
                                          8703
                                          3
                                          Motor vehicles for the transport of goods;
                                          8704
                                          4
                                          Special purpose motor vehicles, other thanthose principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete-mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile workshops, mobile radiological units);
                                          8705
                                          5
                                          Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without side-cars; side cars;
                                          8711
                                          6
                                          Carriages for disabled persons, whether or not motorised or otherwise mechanically propelled.
                                          8713

                                          ii components for motor vehicles, as described in the Chapters of the Combined Nomenclature (CN) specified below: show more/less

                                          DescriptionCN
                                          1
                                          Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705;
                                          8706 00
                                          2
                                          Bodies (including cabs), for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705;
                                          8707
                                          3
                                          Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705;
                                          8708
                                          4
                                          Parts and accessories of vehicles of headings 8711 to 8713;
                                          8714
                                          5
                                          Trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
                                          8716

                                          in regard of suppliers and service providers from Australia.

                                          until such time as the United Kingdom has accepted that the Parties concerned provide satisfactory reciprocal access to United Kingdom goods, suppliers, services and service providers to their own procurement markets.

                                          2 The provisions of Article XVIII shall not apply to suppliers and service providers of Japan, Korea, the US and Australia in contesting the award of contracts to a supplier or service provider of Parties other than those mentioned, which are small or medium sized enterprises as defined in Regulation 112(4) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, until such time as the United Kingdom accepts that they no longer operate discriminatory measures in favour of certain domestic small and minority businesses.

                                          3 The provisions of Article XVIII shall not apply to Japan and Korea in contesting the award of contracts by entities listed under Annex 2 paragraph 2, until such time as the United Kingdom accepts that they have completed coverage of sub-central entities.

                                          4 The provisions of Article XVIII shall not apply to Japan and Korea in contesting that award of contracts by United Kingdom entities, whose value is less than the threshold applied for the same category of contracts awarded by these Parties.