Public Procurement and State Aid Publications
27 March 2013
Budget introduces new proposals to assess tax compliance during procurement processes. After recent high-profile examples of businesses avoiding tax in the UK, it came as no surprise to see last week’s Budget contain new proposals to restrict the ability of companies that avoid tax from winning public sector contracts.
15 November 2012
On 8 November 2012 the Cabinet Office published a new Procurement Policy Note on how the past performance of bidders should be taken into consideration in future government procurements.
31 August 2012
Your guide to current issues and challenges in Public Procurement.
26 July 2012
Tim Heywood and Patrick Parkin assess the significance of SMEs in procurement policy in this article, featured in the July/August edition of the Procurement Outsourcing Journal.
03 July 2012
Public sector organisations have to consider how to meet financial pressures, realise cashable savings and transform their businesses. Our specialist public sector restructuring team has a long and successful track record built up over many years of acting for both public and private sector clients on all forms of restructuring transactions.
22 June 2012
As the government’s open public services agenda continues to gather pace, there is increased demand for insight and understanding about public sector restructuring. Matt Ramus discusses what’s at stake in joint ventures and strategic partnerships in this article, first featured in Civil Service World on 30 May 2012.
28 May 2012
April and May have seen a number of developments in the public procurement sector, with the publication of two procurement policy notes by the Cabinet Office, strategic guidance from the European Commission on e-Procurement and initiatives for SMEs. We also look at some notable developments in case law concerning transparency and incomplete tenders.