Public matters - November 2019
This month includes publicity considerations for public bodies, including the health service in the pre-election period, ECJ guidance on applying exclusions to potential problem bidders, devolution deal for Metro Mayors.
Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.
This month we have:
Purdah: publicity considerations for public bodies, including the health service in the pre-election period
Victoria Searle looks at who is caught by it, what can and can’t happen in purdah, and what does it mean for the wider public sector?
Rebecca McLean reviews the case of Delta Antrepriză de Construcţii şi Montaj 93 SA v Compania Naţională de Administrare a Infrastructurii Rutiere SA, which provides useful clarification over when contracting authorities can apply exclusions grounds where an economic operator has been in default under a prior public contract.
Nat Avdiu provides an update on the devolution deal achieved by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and other Metro Mayors.
Deveshi Patel looks at the impact of the Treasury’s recent decision to raise the borrowing rate from the Public Works Loan Board, opposition to the deicsion and alternative soucres of funding.