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UK trading with the world post-Brexit

UK government is outlining how the UK will become an independent global trading nation post-Brexit. For that UK businesses will need new arrangements for trading with the EU and the rest of the world.
08 November 2017

Procurement challenges: court guidance for authorities, bidders and procurement lawyers

Court procurement challenges are complex and often urgent. The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has published guidance for authorities, bidders and specialist procurement lawyers.
26 July 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

Press release

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

Crown Commercial Service issues new guidance on the use of Contracts Finder

A new Procurement Policy Notice has been published proving further guidance for public bodies, including NHS Trusts, on the use of Contracts Finder.
26 July 2016

How will UK procurement be regulated following Brexit?

Brexit: an overview of the immediate and long term effects of the UK's decision to leave the EU on public procurement regulations in the UK.
24 June 2016

State aid case alert

The Court of Appeal in R (Sky Blue Sports Leisure Ltd & Ors) v Coventry City Council upheld the judgment that a £14.4m loan by Coventry Council to a subsidiary it jointly owned was not state aid.
19 May 2016

Publication

Implementing further changes to the UK public procurement regime

Patrick Parkin examines the Public Procurement (Amendments, Repeals and Revocations) Regulations 2016 (PPR 2016) and potential grey areas procurement practitioners should note.
28 April 2016

New Utilities and Concession Contracts Regulations

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (“UCR”) and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 (“CCR”) were laid before Parliament on 17 March and will come into force on 18 April 2016.
21 March 2016

Publication

Wrangling with TUPE in procurement documents

Bidders and purchasers should ensure they understand employment law ramifications of what goes into a bid document to avoid information and consultation obligations and costly penalties.
18 March 2016
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