This Practice Note concentrates on the statutory powers available to local authorities to provide shared services, the risks associated with exercise of those powers, including potential for challenge if exceeded (ultra vires), and how delivery of shared services can be achieved.
This Practice Note summarises the key legal issues for consideration when contemplating use of shared services including: public procurement, contractual, VAT, data protection, employment, intellectual property and state aid issues.
This Practice Note sets out the key structures for delivery of a shared service, including: internal ‘in-house’ shared services, multi-authority shared services and joint ventures for wider exploitation of shared services.
This letter is to be used by public authorities procuring services under the competitive procedure with negotiation. It is to be sent with the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which sets out the procedures and terms for participation in the procurement process.
This Precedent letter is intended for use in the event that a contracting authority conducting a public procurement process receives requests from a bidder for clarification of its invitation to tender or associated procurement documentation.
A contracting authority may find that at the stage of evaluating bids, a submission from a tenderer is unclear or requires clarification. The contracting authority may wish to clarify these matters. This Precedent letter can be used by a contracting authority to set out clarification requests.
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