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Recent developments in public procurement law

SWALA and Burges Salmon invite you to a seminar addressing some of the important recent developments and case law relating to public procurement.
14 March 2019

Cabinet Office launches consultation on social value in procurement

The Cabinet Office continues to promote the social value agenda launching a consultation on how government should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts.
12 March 2019

Public procurement: will the evaluation of social value become compulsory?

The UK government has announced changes to extend the scope of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, designed to rebuild trust after the collapse of Carillion.
13 July 2018

Public procurement: CCS launches new Public Sector Contract

CCS has launched a new Public Sector Contract designed for use in framework arrangements where the government calls off common goods and services.
10 July 2018

Public procurement: CCS imposes new subcontract requirements

CCS has issued a new procurement policy note requiring central government, executive agencies and NDPBs to include new contract provisions for subcontract advertising and SME spend.
13 April 2018

Manifest error case dismissed after seven year procedural history

The case of R (Hersi & Co Solicitors) v Lord Chancellor has finally been decided, seven years after judicial review proceedings were first issued in the Administrative Court.
16 November 2017

Can a variation to a development agreement be challenged by interested parties?

A case that concerned a judicial review of a decision to vary a development agreement will make it more difficult for interested parties to challenge a procurement process.
21 March 2017

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Burges Salmon appointed to Tier 1 of the government CCS General Legal Services panel

The 12 firms on the panel will be preferred suppliers for the UK government.
14 March 2017

CCS replaces the PQQ with the Selection Questionnaire

This briefing highlights the key aspects of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) new Selection Questionnaire, a replacement of the CCS’ standard Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. 
04 October 2016

Public procurement: when is a development agreement not a public works contract?

A review of R (Faraday Development Ltd) v West Berkshire Council and another which offers guidance on how development agreements can be structured to fall outside the scope of public procurement law.
22 September 2016

Erroneous procurement procedure: OHIM compensate European Dynamics for opportunity loss

European Dynamics will be awarded compensation after OHIM applied more weight to certain scoring sub-criteria than it had advertised it would.
23 October 2015

Widespread errors in European procurement should lead to EU funds being withheld

There were errors in 40 per cent of the public procurement processes used to distribute EU budget funds in 2007-2014.
24 September 2015
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