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Written by our team of specialist procurement lawyers, we bring you updates and commentary on the latest procurement law news affecting anyone who deals with public procurement as part of their role.


    Fair Playing Field

    Under the Health and Social Care Act, by 27 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Health must report to Parliament on any matters which might affect the ability of NHS health care providers to provide health care services for the NHS or the reward available to them for doing so.
  • NHS Property Services Limited

    With effect from 1 April 2013 NHS Property Services Ltd (NHS PS) will be responsible for some 3500 NHS properties valued at around £5.5bn following dissolution of PCTs and SHAs. This will include a wide range of property types and will encompass everything from freeholds to short term leases.
  • Thinking about IP

    The guidance documents set out information for the transfer of intellectual property to new and existing NHS organisations (Receivers) prior to 1 April. They will not be applicable to those assets that will not transfer nor to organisations which will not be part of the Department of Health or NHS from 1 April 2013.

    HSJ's Barometer CCG Survey Published

    116 CCG leaders from 101 organisations responded to the survey. Sixty-five per cent were GPs. Forty-seven per cent were CCG chairs thirty eight per cent were accountable officers and the remaining fifteen per cent were other senior executives or governing body members.

    Gambling with FOIA

    On 31 October, the First Tier Tribunal gave judgment which provides some guidance on how far 'confidential information' received during a competitive bidding process can be withheld under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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