Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Hannah Chapelhow

COVID-19: Procurement Policy Notes on supporting suppliers

COVID-19: Procurement Policy Notes on supporting suppliers

Contracting authorities are actively encouraged to have a procurement strategy that allows small and medium sized enterprises to access public contrac ...

COVID-19: The impact on procurement over the next coming months

COVID-19: The impact on procurement over the next coming months

As we are in the midst of what has been described as the worst public health crisis for this generation, NHS Procurement teams and suppliers of produc ...

New Financial Thresholds for Procurement Published

New Financial Thresholds for Procurement Published

New procurement thresholds that come into effect on 1 January 2020 have been published by the European Commission.

Court of Appeal confirms application of the concessions regime

Court of Appeal confirms application of the concessions regime

In our briefing last October we detailed the High Court’s judgment in Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The case was ...

E-Invoices - are you ready?

E-Invoices - are you ready?

Mandatory e-invoicing is upon us! From 18 April 2019 central contracting authorities have been required to accept electronic invoices from suppliers. ...

Public procurement – deal or no deal

Public procurement – deal or no deal

With the planned date of Brexit less than a month away but no clear picture of how the UK will exit the EU, we look at the likely consequences for pub ...

First declaration of ineffectiveness granted and some clarity on developments at last

First declaration of ineffectiveness granted and some clarity on developments at last

In a landmark decision of the Court of Appeal, the procurement world has seen the first declaration of ineffectiveness made in England and Wales. DAC ...

The question of incumbent advantage

The question of incumbent advantage

One of the key obligations in public procurement law is equal treatment. Contracting authorities often worry about how to ensure this when it knows it ...

When is your arrangement a concession contract?

When is your arrangement a concession contract?

With public authorities under increasing budgetary pressure, schemes such a leasing floor space for retail units or advertising space in order to gene ...

Procurement: Central government contracts - new requirements for prime suppliers

Procurement: Central government contracts - new requirements for prime suppliers

On 10 April 2018 the Crown Commercial Service announced changes to Central Government procurement policy to increase supply chain visibility and assis ...