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Public matters newsletter - October 2015

23 October 2015
In this month's edition the team look at:
  • procurement – two Advocate General opinions on third party reliance and the 'living wage'
  • Teckal-ing public-public contracts in the PCR 2015
  • recent case law decision on duty of good faith provisions
  • employment law update – a look at recent legislative changes plus a case law round up!
  • increase in custodial sentences for fire safety offences 
  • the main proposals under the Emergency Services Collaboration consultation
  • directors' duties in the context of local authority companies.
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Training and events

30Jun

What’s the right level of risk? ON24 webinar platform

In this webinar our procurement, health and social care and risk experts will discuss ‘what’s the right level of risk’. They will also discuss what can be done to mitigate risk.

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6Jul

New guidance on exclusions - what you need to know ON24 webinar platform

The department for Education is releasing new guidance on exclusions and suspensions, making changes to the behaviour, suspension and exclusion framework and guidance. Join us on 6 July as we explain the proposed changes and help you understand how they will affect you and your school.

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Published articles

Levelling up – the role of public and private partnerships

With aims to level up the UK, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to flourish, public and private partnerships will be critical success factor. In this article, we look at the role that private finance can play in the performance of a local area and how it might link to regeneration. We also consider the role of central government and regional mayors.

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Legal updates

Construction: Gold Standard Framework – seven months on

We have created a summary of the recommendations and consistent themes which we are now starting to see becoming more embedded in public sector procurement practices.

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Blogs

Bill to establish an “Office of the Whistleblower”

Baroness Kramer has now introduced the Protection of Whistleblowing Bill as a Private Members’ Bill, starting in the House of Lords.

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Legal updates

The Procurement Bill - selection, exclusion, conflict of interests and debarment

On 11 May 2022, the UK Government introduced the Procurement Bill which seeks to reform the existing rules on public procurement. The Bill underwent its second reading on 25 May 2022 and we can expect the Act to come into force some time next year. This article will take you through some of the proposed changes on selection, exclusion, conflict of interests and debarment in the procurement process.

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