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Has an insurance company ever challenged a regulated public procurement process?The following case provides an interesting example of an insurance...
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21st Sep
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Automatic SuspensionAutomatic suspensionThe Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102 (PCR 2015), which govern procurements above EU thresholds...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Womble Bond Dickinson 10th Sep
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When is it permissible to use a voluntary ex-ante transparency notice under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102?The approach to...
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19th Aug
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What are the requirements for the award of a contract under a dynamic purchasing system under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015? In particular,...
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19th Aug
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Is there a time limit for notifying tenderers of the outcome of a public procurement exercise? Eg if a contracting authority waited two years to...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Javed of Browne Jacobson 19th Aug
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Time limits for challengeWhat is the scope for challenge under the PCR 2015?Under the Public Contacts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), a bidder may be...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Womble Bond Dickinson 15th Aug
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TUPE's effect on PF2s and other PPPsTUPE 2006, PF2s and other PPPsPublic/private partnership (PPP) projects, including Private Finance 2 (PF2)...
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15th Aug
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Is a voluntary transparency notice published in the OJEU? How in practice is this distinguished from the OJEU notices that are published in advance of...
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15th Aug
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Changes to award criteria and contractsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and...
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15th Aug
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Standstill letter to successful tendererOur ref: [Insert Authority’s reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s reference][Insert name of...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Papadakis of MELETH LTD 15th Aug
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Disclosure in connection with procurement challengesBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 15th Aug
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A guide to sustainable public procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and...
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Produced in partnership with Catherine Wolfenden of Osborne Clarke 15th Aug
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Once a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has been set up, can the terms originally tendered be varied? If a DPS has been set up without call-off terms,...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 15th Aug
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Judicial review in procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is...
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Produced in partnership with Emma Riley of Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 15th Aug
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The standstill periodWhat is the standstill period?When a contracting authority reaches its decision on the award of a public contract subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Womble Bond Dickinson 15th Aug
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Issues that authorities and suppliers should consider when debating a collateral contractBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Auton of Walker Morris 15th Aug
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How to deal with confidentiality issues, including during procurement litigationConfidentiality in public procurement and the wider public sector...
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Produced in partnership with Deborah Ramshaw of Womble Bond Dickinson 15th Aug
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Is there a requirement to disclose a breakdown of the scores of successful tenderers when communicating the outcome of a procurement exercise to...
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15th Aug
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Letter to successful supplier after end of the standstill periodOur ref: [Insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [Insert successful tenderer’s...
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