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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

Government issues latest public procurement guidance with Procurement Policy Note 01/19

PPN 01/19 revisits discretionary and mandatory exclusion grounds from public procurements, and discusses ‘conflict of interest' and ‘whistleblowing’, to ensure the integrity of UK’s procurement system
04 March 2019

Court provides guidance on equal treatment in procurement

NHS England has been found not to have breached the principle of equal treatment in the procurement of Hepatitis C treatments.

05 February 2019

The government's recent drive to incorporate social values into public procurement

Cabinet Office provides further update on social value in public procurement
07 December 2018

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

US trade barriers: the developing impact and international response

Following the announcement of US trade tariffs on steel and aluminium, we make some observations on the impacts on supply chains and consumers of growing trade barriers.
22 June 2018

Brexit and competition law: an essential summary of key competition and state aid implications

How will state aid and competition law fare after Brexit? This update provides a concise summary on where things currently stand.

16 April 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

Procurement challenges: costs awards can be made against non-parties

Preferred bidders need to protect their interests in procurement challenges. They may choose not to be a party to the claim but they may still have to pay another party’s costs.
31 January 2018

Government procurement prepares for GDPR

Public authorities and bidders need to be aware of how data protection changes introduced by GDPR will affect public procurement. 
03 January 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
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