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Public sector procurement is highly regulated and process driven. To avoid costly and time consuming legal challenges, access to expert advice is vital to public sector organisations. To ensure that competitors are not given unfair advantages, businesses competing for work from the public sector need experienced lawyers. From initial advertising to handling requests for information, our specialist team understands your environment and will work with you to provide pragmatic legal advice throughout the process.

what we do...

  • Our clients - Local Enterprise Partnerships, NHS Trusts, business enterprise organisations, local authorities, private sector companies engaged in procurements or otherwise seeking to challenge decisions to award contracts to competitors.

  • Our experience - advising both the public sector (social care, education, health, government bodies, local authorities, public/private partnerships) and the private sector (from listed plcs to SMEs trying to work with local authorities for the first time). We regularly act for a number of national central procurement bodies.

  • One of the largest specialist procurement teams in the Midlands, acting for clients nationwide.

  • Specialist advice - on all aspects of the public procurement regime pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and 2015, as well as the underlying EU directives.

  • We have developed innovative solutions to public to public cooperation and other types of shared service arrangements.

related resources

Legal updates

EFTA rules that a simple breach of procurement law can trigger liability

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court has recently handed down its decision in the case of Fosen-Linjen AS v AtB AS Case E-16/16 where the court ruled that the severity of a breach of the European Economic Area (EEA) procurement rules is irrelevant when it comes to the award of damages.

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Legal updates

Public matters - October 2017

In this month's edition, we have updates on the GDPR, procurement case law, Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims, and the impact of budget cuts on internal audits.

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Legal updates

Procurement, not-for-profit organisations and remedies...

Following our last update in July 2016, a further decision has been reached in the case of Perinatal Institute (PI) and Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)[2017] EWHC 1876 (TTC).

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Legal updates

The European Court of Justice confirms when a publicly owned company will be a contracting authority

In 2013, VLRD ran a procurement process, in accordance with its own Interim Procurement Regulations. The claimant in the case, LitSpecMet UAB submitted a tender and was awarded a contract for some (but not all) parts of the procured contract.

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