Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Tim Dennis

Decisions, Decisions - Contract Award Suspended?

Decisions, Decisions - Contract Award Suspended?

In its recent judgment in the case of Aquila Heywood Ltd v Local Pensions Partnership Administration Ltd [2021] EWHC 114 (TCC), the Court found that t ...

Transforming public procurement – so long red tape, hello golden thread?

Transforming public procurement – so long red tape, hello golden thread?

On 15 December 2020, the Government published the eagerly anticipated Green Paper in relation to transforming Public Procurement.  This briefing summa ...

DAC Beachcroft successful in important Clean Air Zone procurement challenge

DAC Beachcroft successful in important Clean Air Zone procurement challenge

Neology UK Ltd v The Council of the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne & Ors [2020] EWHC 2958 (TCC) Tim Dennis (Legal Director), Hannah Chapelhow (Senior ...

Procurement Alert: The Rail Franchise Litigation – exercising discretion lawfully

Procurement Alert: The Rail Franchise Litigation – exercising discretion lawfully

On 17 June 2020, judgment was given in the 2019 Rail Franchising Litigation which involved four claims against the Secretary of State for Transport (t ...

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

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

At the height of the COVID 19 Pandemic, a Procurement Policy Note was published by Crown Commercial Service setting out out provisions under the Publi ...

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.

Procurement Challenges - The (indemnity) cost of not engaging sensibly around disclosure

Procurement Challenges - The (indemnity) cost of not engaging sensibly around disclosure

In a recent judgment relating to specific disclosure, the Court re-emphasised its expectations that: (a) Contracting Authorities in procurement cases ...

Introduction to Procurement Challenges - A Webinar

Introduction to Procurement Challenges - A Webinar

Tim Dennis, Senior Associate, hosts a webinar “Introduction to Procurement Challenges". 

Procurement Alert: Court refuses to lift automatic suspension where other health services could be affected

Procurement Alert: Court refuses to lift automatic suspension where other health services could be affected

Recently, the Court refused to lift an automatic suspension in a procurement challenge brought by two NHS Trusts against a Council on the basis that d ...

New procurement case confirms that evaluation is a serious business!

New procurement case confirms that evaluation is a serious business!

Contracting Authorities and their evaluators are reminded once again of how important it is to ensure that the evaluation stage in a procurement proce ...