Sitting in a room full of the UK's leading public procurement lawyers on Friday at the annual November procurement conference it almost felt like White Paper have a monopoly on procurement seminars. Talking of which, fans of Monopoly may have spotted that delegates could 'own' their spot on Park Lane for the day for £350!
Speakers included Sarah Hannaford QC, who looked at building houses in the Gottlieb case, and how the parties may fare in their forthcoming appeal. There was also discussion as to whether the UK draftsman had taken a Chance in going for or rather than following the Directive with an and in Reg 72(1)(b). Sarah reminded delegates of the importance of getting the scope of the OJEU notice right before the procurement passes 'go'.
Once again Claudio Romanini provided input from his Community chest of thoughts on the issues.
Thanks from the M&R delegates to all the contributors White Paper and Boris for another excellent event. See you next year!