Jun 12, 2019
General practice contracts, pharmaceutical contractors and procurement and commissioning will be the key areas investigated by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority in the coming year.
Jun 12, 2019
New research from the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) has found that the ‘insourcing’ of local authority services is growing strongly, with 73% of survey respondents suggesting they were in the process of insourcing a service and 45% having already done so.
May 29, 2019
A High Court judge has handed down his findings in a preliminary trial of a procurement challenge brought over the award of a highways contract where the claimant scored just 0.03 lower than the winning bidder.
May 23, 2019
Coventry City Football Club’s owner has made a complaint to the European Commission that the city council’s sale of the Ricoh Arena to Wasps rugby club breached state aid rules.
May 23, 2019
A judge has this week allowed Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to award an elective surgery contract to Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, following a legal challenge by Circle Health.
May 21, 2019
A High Court judge has refused an application by an unsuccessful bidder for an interim injunction over the London Borough of Haringey’s decision to award a £630,000 road-improvement contract near the new Spurs stadium to a rival contractor.
May 13, 2019
The accounting officer at the Department for Transport concluded that a procurement challenge was likely to be successful if it was raised over the signing of contracts for additional freight capacity on ferry services between Britain and mainland Europe, it has emerged.
May 02, 2019
Leicester City Council is facing a £2m legal claim from street furniture contractor JC Decaux over a contract to provide bus shelters.
May 02, 2019
Health care provider Circle has launched a High Court challenge against Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) over its award of an elective surgery contract to an NHS trust that Circle claims is in a poor financial state.
Apr 26, 2019
P&O Ferries has initiated legal proceedings against the Government over the £33m payment to Eurotunnel to settle its claim over the award of contracts for the provision of additional freight capacity.
Apr 23, 2019
The Supreme Court has refused companies related to the owners of Coventry City Football Club, Sisu, permission to appeal in a dispute over decisions taken by Coventry City Council in relation to the Ricoh Arena.
Apr 11, 2019
Lawyers acting for campaigners against a Gloucestershire incinerator have said they will press for an early trial of their claim that it was tendered in breach of regulations.
Apr 08, 2019
The Cabinet Office has written to more than 10,000 businesses to warn that they must pay their suppliers on time or face being prevented from winning further government contracts.
Mar 13, 2019
The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation on requiring central government departments carrying out procurements to take account of social impact as part of the award criteria, “where the social impact is linked to the subject-matter of the contract and proportionate to what is being procured”.
Mar 08, 2019
The Cabinet Office has this week (7 March) issued a procurement policy note on how the UK’s public procurement regulations will be affected in the event of either an agreed deal with the EU or a no deal exit from the EU.
Mar 01, 2019
The Secretary of State for Transport has settled for a reported £33m the procurement challenge brought by Eurotunnel over the award of contracts for the provision of additional freight capacity.
Feb 28, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council faces a legal challenge over its choice of development partner for a major regeneration project.
Feb 26, 2019
The Cabinet Office has issued a reminder to contracting authorities of their obligations in applying exclusions and managing conflicts of interest in public procurement.
Feb 26, 2019
The Government has launched an ‘outsourcing playbook’ intended to improve how Whitehall works with industry and deliver better public services.
Jan 28, 2019
The Information Commissioner has called for the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) to be updated to include organisations providing a public function.
Jan 17, 2019
Councillors at the London Borough of Newham will next week (22 January) consider a proposal from its mayor and Cabinet for the establishment of an Internal Control Commission, in the aftermath of an £8.78m overspend in its Repairs and Maintenance Service (RMS) in a single year.
Jan 15, 2019
An NHS trust infringed a consultancy’s trade mark in its promotion of mental health services, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has ruled.
Dec 20, 2018
The Leader of Birmingham City Council at the time of a long-running waste management dispute in 2017 did not have the authority by himself to make an agreement with the UNITE union that was contained in an ACAS press release about a purported settlement, a review carried out by law firm VWV has found.
Dec 13, 2018
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has expressed concern at the level of borrowing for commercial purposes that some local authorities are undertaking.
Nov 29, 2018
Litigation over Coventry’s Ricoh Arena is set to enter its fifth year after the owner of Coventry City Football Club said it would appeal to the Supreme Court against a ruling won in October by the city council.
Nov 21, 2018
Central government procurements will be required by summer 2019 to take social and economic benefits into account in certain priority areas, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington has announced.
Nov 19, 2018
The Court of Appeal has handed down a key ruling on public procurement law and development agreements, also making the first declaration of ineffectiveness in England.
Oct 30, 2018
Loss of public confidence in outsourcing could lead to a £30bn bill for councils if they feel obliged to bring services back in-house.
Oct 22, 2018
A High Court judge has refused to lift the automatic suspension in place following a legal challenge to the proposed award of a contract for adult community health services.