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Procurement Case Law Update: the automatic suspension, expedited trials and ‘protective’ proceedings

We consider recent procurement cases in relation to the automatic suspension, expedited trials and issuing claims mid process before a bidder knows if it has won or lost
12 October 2021

CCS issues guidance on public procurement for COVID-19-related requirements

This note provides guidance for central government, local authorities, NHS Trusts and CCGs and other contracting authorities on using the 'extreme urgency' exemption
20 March 2020

Public Procurement: Court of Appeal considers Concession Contract Regulations

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the case of Ocean Outdoor UK Limited v The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
18 October 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 2: N to Z

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
28 May 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 1: A to M

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
14 May 2019

Optimising The Procurement Process For Authorities and Utilities

Burges Salmon, has supported the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), in publishing its guide recommending how to make procurement processes more effective and efficient.
10 April 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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