Research and Development Services under Reg.14 Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Reg. 14 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR2015) subjects certain R&D services to its Part 2 public procurement rules if the benefits of the R&D services accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs, and the service provided is wholly remunerated by the contracting authority. This is an almost literal transcription of Art 14 of Directive 2014/24 and deserves no comment (however, see Pedro's remarks, which are interesting).