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Reducing procurement scope during an economic downturn

We consider the issues that contracting authorities should consider if looking to reduce the scope of contracts regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
17 January 2023

Defence Procurement Update: Single Source Contract Regulations Reform

The Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 are being amended as part of the Procurement Bill, due to be enacted in 2023. This update looks at what to expect from the reforms. 
17 January 2023

Framework Contracts in the construction sector – "Constructing the Gold Standard" – one year on; action is needed

A year on from the independent review, "Constructing the Gold Standard", we consider what more can be done to verify compliance with the Gold Standard recommendations for public sector construction frameworks
13 January 2023

The Procurement Bill: Key changes as it leaves the House of Lords

We analyse the most substantive amendments to the Procurement Bill following completion of its passage through the House of Lords
10 January 2023

The tail that wags the dog: What is reasonable and proportionate documentary disclosure in the context of procurement litigation?

We consider two recent judgments on the appropriate scope of disclosure for both a contracting authority and a challenging bidder

12 December 2022

Procurement Expert View: Why the automatic suspension to prevent contract signature rarely remains in place

Analysing cases since 2017, and looking at the applicable test through the latest case law (Practice Plus), we consider the factors which have led to the overwhelming majority of automatic suspensions being lifted in procurement cases over the last 5 years
18 November 2022

The Procurement Bill: Key changes proposed following the House of Lords Committee Stage

In this article we analyse some of the key proposed updates to the Procurement Bill following its progress through the Committee stage of the House of Lords

18 November 2022

“You ought to have known”: Limitation arguments in the context of new claims in existing procurement litigation

The Court provides further guidance on when things about which a Claimant “ought to have known” will start the 30 day limitation clock for procurement challenges. (Siemens v HS2)
07 November 2022

“You ought to have known”: Deeper Dive on how specific factors drove the limitation outcome in Siemens v HS2

This article is our in more depth review of the facts of the latest Siemens v HS2 judgment in which the Court provided guidance on when things about which a Claimant “ought to have known” will start the 30 day limitation clock for procurement challenges
07 November 2022

Procurement Bill: The Government publishes new training proposals and guidance

Government Procurement Reform Team seeks to prepare contracting authorities, utilities, concessions, and the defence sector for the advent of the Procurement Act with awareness, preparedness and training tools
31 October 2022

Claimant obtains a suspension of a live procurement with no cross-undertaking in damages

A public authority has been ordered to halt a procurement mid-competition, without the challenger giving a cross-undertaking in damages. The Court also expressly linked the 'sufficiently serious' test to the test for an injunction.
13 October 2022

Healthcare Procurement - Awaiting the NHS Provider Selection Regime

The NHS Provider Selection Regime will introduce new, NHS-specific rules for the procurement of certain healthcare services. This article takes a look at what we know so far.
03 October 2022
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