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Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 6 - Who and what?
08/07/22
Our podcast series helps you navigate changes under the upcoming Procurement Bill. In episode 6, Mary and Kat discuss the "who" and the "what" under the procurement bill, looking at the definitions of contracting authorities and public contracts.
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Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 5 - Challenges and remedies
17/06/22
Our podcast series helps you navigate changes under the upcoming Procurement Bill. In episode 5, Mary and Dylan summarise the new rules which will apply to challenges from bidders as well as remedies, investigations and automatic suspensions.
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Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 4 – Direct award
13/06/22
Our podcast series helps contracting authorities navigate changes under the upcoming Procurement Bill. In episode 4, Kat Day and Anjli Vyas explain how to make direct awards under the new legislation.
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Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 3 – Frameworks and dynamic markets
01/06/22
Our podcast series helps contracting authorities navigate changes under the new Procurement Bill. In episode 3, Kat Day and Jennifer Galligan summarise how the Procurement Bill will change the structure of frameworks and dynamic markets.
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Urgent circumstances can justify direct contract awards – the latest decision on Covid-19 related procurement
31/05/22
The Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s decision to award Covid-19 related contracts without public notice or competition was justified due to the pandemic. Find out why the case was dismissed, and what that means for contracting authorities.
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Late procurement challenges often fail – here’s why the limitation period is key to your claim
31/05/22
The bidder, Access for Living, confused the standstill extension with an extension to the limitation period, and missed the deadline for proceeding with a claim. We explain how the court made its decision and how you can avoid similar pitfalls.
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Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 2 – Modifications
27/05/22
Our podcast series helps contracting authorities navigate changes under the new Procurement Bill. In episode 2, Mary and Kat explain how the Procurement Bill permits changes to live procurement processes and to contracts that have been entered into.
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Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 1 - Procedures and notices
27/05/22
Our podcast series helps contracting authorities navigate changes under the new Procurement Bill. In episode 1, Mary and Kat set out the proposed procurement procedures and transparency requirements in relation to new notices.
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Procurement case law: the latest court decision considering the exclusion of bids, strict time limits, and implied contracts
12/04/22
Excession Technologies claimed that the Police Digital Service should have rejected another bid for being “abnormally low” and that it made errors in the scoring of bids. We summarise the case’s main questions and what the judgment means for you.
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What to do now if you hold contracts or procurement processes with suppliers from Russia and Belarus
30/03/22
The Cabinet Office has issued a new Procurement Policy Note in relation to contracts with suppliers from Russia and Belarus, with guidance on how organisations might “cut ties” with companies backed by these states following the invasion of Ukraine.
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What procurement teams and providers of healthcare services need to know about the new consultation on the provider selection regime
11/03/22
The Department of Health and Social Care has published another consultation paper on the Provider Selection Regime. Learn the key points in the consultation paper and its implications for those commissioning and providing healthcare services for the NHS.
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Public procurement “how to” series: Episode 4 – Evaluation and moderation
22/02/22
Kay Day and Mary Mundy discuss evaluation and moderation in procurement processes, including obligations, information that evaluators need to record, and what sort of information might be disclosable in a procurement challenge.