- Summary judgment in public procurement claims (Neology UK v Council of the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Local Government analysis: This claim concerned the procurement of a contract for equipment to monitor vehicles for enforcement of mandatory clean air zones. Neology UK Ltd came third in a mini-competition to call off such a contract under a framework agreement. Among other things, Neology alleged various scoring errors in the evaluation of its bid and issued an application for summary judgment. The council applied to lift the automatic stay. Mr Justice Kerr dismissed Neology’s summary judgment application and lifted the automatic stay on the council entering into a contract with the winning bidder. Written by Jonathan Lewis, barrister at Henderson Chambers.
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