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Court permits extension of time in public procurement challenge (Amey Highways Ltd West Sussex County Council)

Court permits extension of time in public procurement challenge (Amey Highways Ltd West Sussex County Council)
Published on: 01 August 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
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Public Law analysis: This public procurement challenge concerned the procurement of a ‘highways term service’ contract using the competitive dialogue process under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102. The claimant challenged the contract award decision on the basis that the contracting authority’s instructions resulted in its tender receiving a lower score. The claimant also alleged manifest errors of assessment. The defendant contracting authority denied the claims and alleged that elements of the claim were time-barred. As well as considering applications for strike out and summary judgment on both sides, the court exercised its discretion to allow an extension of time, providing a helpful analysis of the legal principles concerning the time limits for bringing a public procurement challenge under PCR 2015. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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