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public matters newsletter, November 2013

21 November 2013

We continue with our series on the new public procurement directive, this month analysing public to public cooperation. We also include articles on fracking, public procurement and SMEs, draft revised guidelines on state aid, a PF2 toolkit, PF2 equity participation and an article on Freedom of Information.

Topics covered include:

  • Shared services and public to public cooperation under the new directive - Peter Ware
  • Are you prepared for the fracking boom? - Ben Standing
  • Public procurement and SMEs - ECJ ruling on ability of contractors to rely on capacity of third parties at PQQ stage - Steven Brunning
  • Draft revised guidelines on state aid for rescuing and restructuring undertakings in difficulty - Alex Kynoch
  • PF2 - a toolkit for local authorities? - Craig Elder
  • PF2 equity participation – will the Treasury invest in local authority projects? - Craig Elder
  • Freedom of Information - the best of recent developments - Sharon Jones

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Partner and Head of Government Sector

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