Are procurement and construction processes fit for purpose?
So many questions have been raised by the horrifying and heart-breaking events at Grenfell Tower. In addition to the questions that have been raised in the public sphere it seems to me that there may be core questions that should be obvious to those of us that have been involved in public procurement but may … Continue reading Are procurement and construction processes fit for purpose? →
Procurement law after Brexit?
Procurement law practitioners will no doubt have diverse views as to what the United Kingdom should decide on 23 June 2016. Some may even be concerned that their views are confused by self-interest in maintaining a lively procurement law jurisdiction. I suggest that we need have no such concern. Procurement law will not disappear upon … Continue reading Procurement law after Brexit? →
Edenred – a deceptively narrow decision but with wide reaching consequences
The recent Supreme Court decision Edenred (UK Group) Ltd and another v HM Treasury  UKSC 45 has already been the subject of a full note in Practical Law (see Legal update, Supreme Court dismisses appeal against government decision not to tender for administration of new scheme). In this short piece we consider some of the … Continue reading Edenred – a deceptively narrow decision but with wide reaching consequences →
Random Effects of Scoring Price in a Tender Evaluation
One of the key features of public procurement law and practice is that the system is designed to produce predictable and transparent outcomes. The expectation is that the stated tender evaluation system should generate an answer in a manner that is protected from inappropriate interference and should be seen as predictable by bidders. It should … Continue reading Random Effects of Scoring Price in a Tender Evaluation →