(This note is not part of the Regulations)
Part III of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”) requires local authorities (including authorities who are treated as local authorities for that purpose) and development bodies, before undertaking construction or maintenance work through their direct labour organisations (DLO's), to have satisfied certain requirements as respects competitive tendering.
The Local Authorities (Direct Labour Organisations) (Competition) (Wales) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/999) (“the principal Regulations”), require local authorities in Wales to satisfy the competitive tendering provisions of Part III of the 1980 Act in relation to various descriptions of works contracts and functional work.
Regulation 2 of the present Regulations amends regulation 3 (application) of the principal Regulations (as amended by SI 1997/1697 and SI 1998/2193) so that they will now apply to works contracts entered into on or after 2nd January 2000 and to functional work carried out on or after that date. In consequence, the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (Competition) (Wales) Regulations 1994 (SI 1994/338) will continue to apply to works contracts and functional work entered into or, as the case may be, carried out before 2nd January 2000.
Regulation 3 makes a consequential revocation of the Local Authorities (Direct Labour Organisation) (Competition) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2193).