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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. ...

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 ...

Brexit: the implications for state aid rules in the UK

Brexit: the implications for state aid rules in the UK

The UK plans to leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT on 29 March 2019.   The UK and EU are negotiating a withdrawal agreement, which should include a ...

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 ...

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 ...