Public procurement

Webinar recording: How businesses can better contract with government

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Blake Morgan Partner Simon McCann recently joined forces with the CBI's Head of Government & Healthcare, George McFarlane to discuss best practice and guidance on tendering and contracting with central and/or local government. Listen to the recording here. More …

Non Profit Distributing Model

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The widespread adoption of a new funding model for major infrastructure projects across the UK may have moved a step closer thanks to a key decision that has come to light. The Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) Model is an alternative to the much-maligned Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in which surplus profits are reinvested in the public sector rather than going to the private sector as unpopular 'windfall' payments. More …

Non-profit distributing - has Scotland found a model that works for infrastructure projects across the whole of the UK?

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However, the NPD model had to be placed on hold in both Wales and Scotland (where it was originally developed) due to the decision by the Office of National Statistics that an NPD scheme (the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) had to be given a public “on balance sheet” classification. More …

QSRC LTD (‘QSRC’), Regina (on the Application of) -V- National health service Commissioning Board (‘NHS England’) and another

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Judgment was handed down on Monday 21 December in the first case to consider the NHS (Competition, Procurement and Patient Choice) More …

New year, new public procurement thresholds

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On 24 November 2015, Commission Delegated Regulation 2015/2170 amending Directive 2014/24 of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the application thresholds for the procedures for the award of contracts was made. More …

CDM 2015 – Update for the public sector

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 ("CDM 2015") came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. CDM 2015 applies to nearly every construction, engineering or development project, including small and domestic projects. More …

Procurement case law update: Woods Building Services v Milton Keynes Council

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This case is one of the first to look in detail at allegations of errors in the evaluation of tenders undertaken by a contracting authority. More …

Charities and social enterprises that contract with the Government to be subject to increased transparency

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The Government has set out its policy on the transparency of information about publicly funded services in a set of principles called 'The Transparency of Suppliers and Government to the Public'. More …