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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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11Dec

Lunchtime learning session on Ocean Outdoor -v- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Nottingham office

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment in Ocean Outdoor v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Join us on our lunchtime learning session about this case.

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22Jan

Managing procurement risks and challenges Manchester office

Have you ever received a letter challenging a regulated procurement procedure? Has your authority ever had proceedings issued against it for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?

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ECJ guidance on applying exclusions to potential problem bidders

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IR35: If it walks like a duck...

In the UK, a great number of organisations engage self-employed IR35 contractors to complete work on their behalf.

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