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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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Cabinet Office Guidance: "Public/Public" Contracts

The Cabinet Office has published guidance concerning contracts between two public bodies, restating parts of Teckal and Hamburg and referring to new provisions in Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
09 September 2015

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Cabinet Office Consultations: Transposition of Concessions and Utilities Directive

The Cabinet Office has published consultations concerning the UK transposition of the new Concessions Directive and the revised Utilities Directive with draft Regulations coming by April 2016.
26 August 2015

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Public Procurement Mystery Shopper Scheme; a new statutory obligation to comply

The Mystery Shopper Scheme is an alternative for suppliers to bring a complaint about poor procurement practice. We explain how the law affords greater enforcement powers to the Mystery Shopper Scheme.
08 June 2015

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Technical requirements and the exclusion of market progress

Public Procurement regulation can be seen to make it difficult for public bodies to buy the most up-to-date equipment. This article explores how a Romanian public authority got around this.
22 May 2015

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Major construction and infrastructure projects: developing sustainable skills

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a policy to drive investment in workforce skills and improve training opportunities. Who will be affected and why should you comply?
24 April 2015

More Government guidance on the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Following the introduction of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which were in force from 26 February 2015, the UK Government is issuing a series of guidance notes. 
07 April 2015

A change in the balance of commercial interest requires a public contract to be tendered

Retendering "materially varied" contracts subject to the public procurement regime: what amounts to a material variation following the leading European Case Pressetext?
25 February 2015

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Contract change under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

The new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 come into effect on 26 February, changing existing procurement law. This briefing looks at the evolution of law on material changes to public contracts.
16 February 2015

New Procurement Regulations to come into force on 26 February 2015

It was announced on 6 February 2015 that the long-awaited Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) will come into force on 26 February 2015, replacing the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
06 February 2015

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Should I stay or should I go? (Revisited) - further automatic suspension upheld

Further to our briefing, Procurement Challenges - should I stay or should I go?, the English High Court has stayed another contract award. We consider what this means here.
13 November 2014

Cyber Essentials controls made mandatory

From 1 October 2014 suppliers must comply with the new Cyber Essentials security requirements when bidding for some central government contracts.
20 October 2014
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