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Repair and maintenance contractsThis Practice Note looks at the nature of repair and maintenance contracts, how they are used and the different types...
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19th May
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JCT collateral warrantiesA warranty'>collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract...
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19th May
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Prohibited or deleterious materialsWhat are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and...
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19th May
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Responsibility for Employer's RequirementsThis Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It...
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19th May
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Step-in rights in a warranty'>collateral warrantyIt is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and...
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19th May
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What is a variation on a construction project?A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally...
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19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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19th May
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The Notice of AdjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This...
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19th May
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Force majeure in construction contractsWhat is force majeure?Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the...
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19th May
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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2011—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2011 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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Design and build procurementThis Practice Note explains what design and build (commonly referred to as ‘D&B’) procurement is. It also considers why an...
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19th May

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What is the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on public procurement laws?The UK public procurement regime is derived from EU public...
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3rd Aug
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What is happening with public procurement reform post Brexit?Review and reform of the domestic public procurement regime, and associated areas of...
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3rd Aug
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What is the impact of a no-deal Brexit on public procurement?In conducting our research we have focussed on public procurement under the Public...
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1st Aug
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Where can I find the EU financial thresholds relating to public procurement and how often are they revised?The EU Procurement Directives provide that...
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1st Aug
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Is there a general, implied or common law obligation on a bidder in a tender exercise to act in good faith or with candour when submitting a bid?In...
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1st Aug
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What guidance is available for handling tied bids in public procurement?The answer to this Q&A relates to an above threshold procurement exercise...
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Produced in partnership with Fergus Randolph QC of Brick Court Chambers 1st Aug
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What are the rules on referring to brands within technical specifications in the context of a public procurement exercise for equipment installation...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 1st Aug
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If a bidder’s tender has been rejected (and reasons provided at the point of rejection), does the contracting authority still have to send a...
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1st Aug
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In a public procurement exercise under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102, on what grounds can a bidder be excluded or eliminated for...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware and Marina Javed of Browne Jacobson 1st Aug
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Is there any case law or guidance on preliminary market consultation in public procurement? What should a contracting authority do if it thinks there...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 1st Aug
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Is there any guidance on how the courts treat key performance indicators set by public authorities in contracts tendered under the EU public...
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1st Aug
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Where can I find the UK financial thresholds relating to public procurement and how often are they revised?The UK public procurement regulations apply...
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1st Aug
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In a competitive procedure with negotiation, can the procurement documentation and submitted tenders be amended during the process? Can the...
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1st Aug
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Is there a legal requirement for a contracting authority to terminate an existing public contract where the supplier under that contract is...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 1st Aug
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Do contracting authorities need to redraft their standard termination clauses for contracts subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?If a...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Bassett of Dentons UKMEA LLP 1st Aug
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Could the exemption under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102, reg 12(7) be applied to a public sector collaboration agreement which...
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1st Aug
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What is the court’s approach towards interim relief in public procurement challenges? Is there any particular guidance or case law on this?Pursuant to...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Norton Rose Fulbright 1st Aug
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What are the advantages and disadvantages for a contracting authority in using the design contest procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 1st Aug

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