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Transforming Procurement - What Can Universities Expect?

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The Green Paper on Transforming Procurement promises simplification of the procurement rules for universities, as well as generating social value and ensuring value for money.

Transforming Procurement - What Can Universities Expect?

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

Update on Timing for Public Procurement Reforms

Tuesday, 02 November 2021

The Cabinet Office has recently revised timescales for the public procurement reforms and postponed introducing the draft Procurement Bill into Parliament.

Public Procurement Reforms and Procurement Webinar Postponement

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

How the National Procurement Policy Statement Will Help Transform Public Procurement

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The National Procurement Policy Statement this month applies to all contracting authorities who are subject to the procurement rules. Whilst broadly welcomed it raises a number of practical challenges for local authorities and the wider public sector.

How the National Procurement Policy Statement Will Help Transform Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Procurement

Direct Awards of PPE Contracts - What Lessons Can Be Learnt?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Following the recent National Audit Office (NAO) report and challenge by the Good Law Project into government procurement during coronavirus, we discuss the pitfalls of direct awards and the key lessons for higher education institutions.

Direct Awards of PPE Contracts - What Lessons Can Be Learnt?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Charities Higher Education Procurement Public Sector

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Wednesday, 03 February 2021

Since 1 January, the rules that apply to central and local government and other public funded bodies, such as universities, which prevent the grant of subsidies have been in a state of flux.

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Monday, 04 January 2021

For contracting authorities and suppliers bidding for public sector contracts, the procurement rules remain largely unchanged, at least for the moment.

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Public Procurement - Social Value One Year On

Monday, 28 September 2020

Back in May last year we reported on the Cabinet Office...

Public Procurement - Social Value One Year On

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

State Aid - A New Horizon, But More Uncertainty

Monday, 14 September 2020

State aid has become one of the tensions in the UK-EU negotiations regarding a new deal.

State Aid - A New Horizon, But More Uncertainty

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education Procurement Public Sector

Essential Supplies and Services - Procurement Relief for Extreme Urgency

Thursday, 23 April 2020

The Cabinet Office's procurement policy note (PPN) confirms that the "extreme urgency" exemption can be used as one of the tools to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Essential Supplies and Services - Procurement Relief for Extreme Urgency

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How to Evaluate Social Value in Public Procurement

Monday, 20 May 2019

The concept of social value in public procurement is well known. However, despite its introduction in 2012, there is relatively little practical guidance on how to apply social value in procurement procedures.

How to Evaluate Social Value in Public Procurement

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Exclusion of Bids Due to Conflict of Interest

Monday, 20 May 2019

In a recent decision in Sopra Steria Group SA v European Parliament [1] , the General Court of the European Courts of Justice considered conflicts of interest at bidder level.

Exclusion of Bids Due to Conflict of Interest

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Brexit 'No-Deal' Procurement Guidance

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Cabinet Office has published guidance on the effect of a no-deal Brexit on UK public procurement policy.

Brexit 'No-Deal' Procurement Guidance

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Public Procurement 2018 Case Law Review

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

We have highlighted the most important procurement law cases from 2018 and summarised the key issues to keep you up to date with the latest developments.

Public Procurement 2018 Case Law Review

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Further Guidance on When a Development Agreement is a Public Works Contract

Friday, 04 January 2019

The outcome of the appeal in Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council has important implications for public bodies and developers looking to structure land arrangements outside the scope of the public procurement rules.

Further Guidance on When a Development Agreement is a Public Works Contract

Articles & Blogs Procurement

STOP PRESS: Deal or No Deal - Public Procurement

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The latest guidance note issued by the UK government in the event of a 'no deal ' Brexit relates to the practical implications for the public sector in relation to the current UK procurement rules.

STOP PRESS: Deal or No Deal - Public Procurement