COVID-19 Public Procurement Guide


The coronavirus pandemic has led to challenges in the procurement law landscape for governments around the world, both in terms of urgent new purchases and the operation of existing public contracts.

Our new COVID-19 Public Procurement Guide explains what 50 countries and multinational organisations are doing in respect of issues such as:

  • maximising use of exemptions within the law;
  • addressing practicalities like prompt payment or fair compensation for contracts suspended due to COVID-19;
  • dealing with the modification of existing public contracts; and
  • assisting with interpretation of force majeure clauses.

This guide will help businesses operating in the government contracting sector – and public sector entities themselves – understand the different approaches being taken around the world when it comes to procurement.