Webinar - When Evaluation Goes Wrong: 5 lessons learned from case law

We’re pleased to invite you to the next session in our series of “Five in Twenty Five” webinars. This series will continue every couple of months throughout 2022 and into 2023, covering the whole arc of a procurement process, from pre-procurement, through choice of procedure and advertisement, to selection, evaluation, award and challenges. If you’ve missed one, you can find recordings of all our previous webinars here

Our next Five in Twenty Five webinar will focus on the topic: “When evaluation goes wrong: 5 lessons learned from case law” 

Difficulties with the evaluation phase form the basis for most procurement challenges that end up in the courts.

In this webinar Claire GamageHelen Prandy and Jenny Beresford-Jones (all specialist procurement lawyers in our public procurement team) will look at some of the leading cases in this area and draw out five practical lessons which can be learned from these real-life scenarios:  

  •  Lesson 1: Understand the distinction between “manifest error” and the “margin of discretion” (Lion Apparel case)
  •  Lesson 2: Draft and disclose criteria that can be understood by the RWIND tenderer (SIAC Construction and Healthcare at Home cases)
  •  Lesson 3: Produce robust records that stand up to scrutiny (Woods Building Services and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority cases)
  •  Lesson 4: Know when it is appropriate to clarify (Tideland Signal case)
  •  Lesson 5: Conduct a robust evaluation and moderation process (Lancashire Care case) 

To book your place, please click here. A recording of the webinar will be circulated after the event to all registrants.

And finally, if you are interested in procurement law reform, a reminder that you can visit www.procurementportal.com/reform where you’ll find all our latest materials and recordings on the Procurement Bill.

We hope you can join us on 15th September.

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