Aug 23, 2021
The Welsh Government has agreed that provision for Welsh contracting authorities can be made through the UK Government’s procurement Bill.
Aug 16, 2021
Hull City Council has become one of the first councils to formally adopt the use of an electronic seal.
Aug 05, 2021
A Technology and Construction Court judge has ordered an expedited trial in a dispute over the procurement of respiratory protective equipment ("RPE") for the London Fire Brigade.
Aug 03, 2021
The House of Lords Public Services Committee has expressed concern that the Government’s proposals on procurement and commissioning of public services “prioritise competition to the detriment of collaboration among providers of public services, give insufficient recognition to the important role played by the voluntary sector, fail to promote expertise in commissioning and do not align with the…
Jul 13, 2021
The High Court has thrown out a judicial review challenge over the lawfulness of a decision by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care during the pandemic to award a £102.6m contract to a company for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), after finding the claim form was not served validly.
Jul 08, 2021
A claimant supplier can call on expert witnesses in a procurement dispute with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Mr Justice Fraser has ruled in a case management hearing.
Jun 09, 2021
The Government’s decision to award a £560,000 contract for the provision of focus group and communications support services during the pandemic to Public First without public notice or competition gave rise to apparent bias and was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
Jun 03, 2021
Public bodies will be required to take into account job creation, investment in skills and opportunities for local growth when awarding public contracts, under the National Procurement Policy Statement issued by the Cabinet Office.
Jun 03, 2021
Transport for London has reached a confidential settlement with an aggrieved bidder that had hoped to build the Silvertown tunnel project.
Jun 01, 2021
National law firm Browne Jacobson has recruited a senior lawyer from the Commercial Law Group of the Government Legal Department as a partner in its IT and complex transactions team.
Jun 01, 2021
A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge over the lawfulness of regulations that extinguished contractors’ right to Local Government Pension Scheme “exit credits” with retrospective effect.
May 21, 2021
The Cabinet Office has issued a procurement policy note (PPN) on applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.
May 11, 2021
Bills covering planning, procurement, subsidy control, judicial review and electoral integrity are among the key pieces of legislation outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech.
May 10, 2021
A High Court judge has given her reasons for making a costs capping order of £250,000 in respect of both the claimants, the Good Law Project and EveryDoctor, and the defendant, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the procurement challenge over the award of contracts for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Apr 28, 2021
The Cabinet Office’s £450,000 estimated likely costs for defending a legal challenge over its award of a contract for the provision of polling services during the pandemic appeared – without further explanation from the defendant– to be “disproportionate for a one day hearing, even in a complicated procurement case”, a High Court judge has said.
Apr 06, 2021
Local authorities may have missed out on an alternative supplier of pre-paid cards or products that were either cheaper or better suited to both their needs and the needs of those using such cards, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has said after provisionally finding that five companies engaged in cartel behaviour.
Mar 01, 2021
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a new Bill intended to put partnership working on a formal footing to improve work in Wales.
Feb 26, 2021
Oxfordshire County Council has published the findings of an external review launched after the existing parking enforcement contractor made a successful challenge to the local authority’s procurement award process.
Feb 23, 2021
A High Court judge has struck out claims brought by seven councils and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority for rescission of certain loans with Barclays which they said were affected by the LIBOR rigging affair of 2012.
Feb 19, 2021
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acted unlawfully by failing to comply with the Government’s ‘Transparency Policy’ when procuring PPE (personal protective equipment) during the pandemic, a High Court judge has ruled.
Feb 15, 2021
Law firm DAC Beachcroft has hired Katherine Calder, a specialist in public procurement and state aid, as a partner.
Feb 10, 2021
The Cabinet Office has launched an independent review into construction frameworks as part of the implementation of the ‘Construction Playbook’.
Feb 05, 2021
The Cabinet Office has issued a procurement policy note (PPN) reminding contracting authorities of the options available to them when undertaking procurements in an emergency.
Feb 03, 2021
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on its proposed new approach to subsidy control in the UK.
Jan 20, 2021
A High Court judge has granted a company permission to bring judicial review proceedings in relation to a decision by The Royal Parks Limited (TRP) not to grant it an extension to a concession contract for the operation of boating facilities in Hyde Park, on the Serpentine and in Greenwich Park.
Jan 18, 2021
The Public Procurement Review Service received 123 complaints from businesses over the tendering of contracts in the year to 30 September 2020, the Cabinet Office has revealed in response to a freedom of information request.
Jan 12, 2021
A High Court judge has rejected a contention by an academy trust that a claim brought over the procurement exercise for a three-year contract to supply a cloud-based management information system was commenced out of time.
Nov 26, 2020
The High Court has thrown out a claim by a recycling company that Durham County Council priced it out of business through unlawful state aid.
Nov 25, 2020
The Court of Appeal has refused Community R4C (CR4C) permission to appeal the High Court’s dismissal of its claim against Gloucestershire County Council over the £600m+ procurement of an energy from waste plant.