Government Actuary's Department new procurement guidance

By Helen Adams
New guidance has been published, to help clients follow procurement rules which apply when a government or public sector body want to secure services

In the UK, the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) has released new information on the procurement rules which will apply where a government or other public body requests access to GAD’s services.


New procurement guidance

The new procurement guidance Procuring our services has been written in conjunction with the Government Legal Department.

The guidance reflects on changes in the regulations following Brexit, published by the Cabinet Office.


Procurement regulations and exemptions

The legal requirements on public sector procurement have been reviewed. Most importantly:

  • After Brexit, references to EU Directives have been replaced with UK based equivalents
  • High value public contracts now need to be listed on the UK’s Find a Tender service

A key exemption from the regulations applies to Crown Bodies wishing to procure GAD’s services (as GAD is itself a Crown Body). 

But the organisation may still apply their own procurement rules.


Working with Government Actuary's Department

When groups or organisations learn how actuaries can help, they will want to understand how to commission the services. 

“We created this guidance to help current and prospective clients navigate the procurement requirements”, said Ian Rogers, GAD’s Head of Business Development. “This should make it easier for them to work with GAD.”


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