Oct 07, 2021
Scarborough Borough Council is to take legal action in an £800,000 dispute over a local water park.
Oct 07, 2021
Search of personal documents of former Health and Social Care Secretary to be carried out, to challenge contract awards to Abingdon Health
Mr Justice Fraser has ordered a search of former Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock’s personal emails and social media apps.
Sep 06, 2021
The Cabinet Office has updated its procurement policy note and guidance on reserving below threshold procurements to provide additional clarification on the application of the policy for other contracting authorities, reservations by supplier location and transparency requirements.
Aug 23, 2021
Welsh Government agrees provision for Welsh contracting authorities can be made within UK Government Bill
The Welsh Government has agreed that provision for Welsh contracting authorities can be made through the UK Government’s procurement Bill.
Aug 16, 2021
Hull City Council has become one of the first councils to formally adopt the use of an electronic seal.
Aug 05, 2021
High Court orders expedited trial of procurement challenge over fire brigade protective equipment, refuses to lift automatic suspension
A Technology and Construction Court judge has ordered an expedited trial in a dispute over the procurement of respiratory protective equipment ("RPE") for the London Fire Brigade.
Aug 03, 2021
The House of Lords Public Services Committee has expressed concern that the Government’s proposals on procurement and commissioning of public services “prioritise competition to the detriment of collaboration among providers of public services, give insufficient recognition to the important role played by the voluntary sector, fail to promote expertise in commissioning and do not align with the…
Jul 13, 2021
The High Court has thrown out a judicial review challenge over the lawfulness of a decision by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care during the pandemic to award a £102.6m contract to a company for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), after finding the claim form was not served validly.
Jul 08, 2021
Judge cites special circumstances in allowing claimant to call expert witness in tender evaluation dispute
A claimant supplier can call on expert witnesses in a procurement dispute with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Mr Justice Fraser has ruled in a case management hearing.
Jun 09, 2021
Award of focus group services contract without competition by government during pandemic was unlawful for apparent bias, High Court judge finds
The Government’s decision to award a £560,000 contract for the provision of focus group and communications support services during the pandemic to Public First without public notice or competition gave rise to apparent bias and was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
Jun 03, 2021
Cabinet Office publishes National Procurement Policy Statement setting out national priority outcomes in procurement activities of public bodies
Public bodies will be required to take into account job creation, investment in skills and opportunities for local growth when awarding public contracts, under the National Procurement Policy Statement issued by the Cabinet Office.