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According to the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (UCR 2016), SI 2016/274, reg 70(1), utilities have 30 calendar days in which to send a contract award notice for publication to the EU Publications Office following the award of a contract or the conclusion of a framework agreement. Notices must contain the information set out in Annex XII to Directive 2014/25/EU (the Utilities Contracts Directive). For practical purposes, utilities comply with this requirement by submitting Form 6, which is the appropriate EU Publications Office form for contract awards by utilities. It should also be noted that a contract award notice should be used to inform the market that a particular tender process has been unsuccessful or abandoned.
In the past, the requirement to publish a contract award notice was often more honoured in the breach than in the observance—some contracting
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On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
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Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done by a person who is not conscious of what they are doing. The act may be described as involuntary, but will not be regarded as such
Background to the Single RulebookHistorically, the European Commission (Commission) favours using Directives (rather than Regulations) to set out its legislation in respect of the financial services sector. However, Directives, allowing Member States greater flexibility in how they implement
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