Latest blogs on procurement law

Written by our team of specialist procurement lawyers, we bring you updates and commentary on the latest legal news affecting anyone working in the legal industry.

  • POSTED BY JENNY BERESFORD-JONES |

    Procurement demystified?

    The Crown Commercial Service has published a note alerting us to the fact that its "Mystery Shopper" service has undergone a re-launch and is now known as the Public Procurement Review Service.
  • POSTED BY JENNY BERESFORD-JONES |

    New developments

    The Court of Appeal has just handed down its judgment in the case of Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council. This judgment is one of the most important developments in procurement law this year.
  • POSTED BY HELEN PRANDY |

    Abnormally low ... again

    With all the excitement it is perhaps not surprising that the latest determination by a judge of what Regulation 69 requires a Contracting Authority to do (or not do) passed by without comment from this blog.
  • POSTED BY JENNY BERESFORD-JONES |

    No deal Brexit?

    The government has just published a tranche of papers outlining the potential impact of a no deal Brexit.
  • POSTED BY HELEN PRANDY |

    Delivering on logistics

    This firm recently successfully defended the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care against a claim by DHL Supply Chain Limited for summary judgment in connection with the procurement of a new logistics contract.
  • POSTED BY HELEN PRANDY |

    Procurement remedies - another blow for bidders?

    The Public Contracts Regulations prescribe 3 potential remedies for bidders but these do not include a power to order an Authority to enter into a contract with a bidder who has been successful in proceedings. However the Regulations do not fetter other powers of the Court and so in principle it is possible to ask the court to order that the Authority must enter into a contract with a bidder following the outcome of legal proceedings.

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