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12 August 2019 Frameworks - still fit for purpose?

Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.

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17 August 2018 Delivering the ambition: National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018

We review the three key themes in the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018, accompanying toolkit, and what this means for councils.

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13 August 2018 Carillion’s collapse – the end of an era?

The wide ranging key messages from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report, 'After Carillion: Public sector outsourcing and contracting'.

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12 September 2017 Should we market test a benchmarking report which does not follow the requirements of the contract?

Every five years, the prices for soft facilities management services are supposed to be recalibrated to reflect current market rates.

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I only receive the project company's monthly summary, how can I oversee the performance data of the soft facilities management services?

Each month there are typically thousands of soft services delivered by facilities management companies across the PFI building and possibly the trust’s retained estate.

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3 July 2017 How can I avoid wasting time reviewing monthly reports, which are subsequently revised and reissued?

Typically, the monthly report is issued to the trust within five working days of the end of each month.

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6 June 2017 How can I avoid wasting time reviewing incomplete and inaccurate monthly reports?

A project agreement will usually go into detail with regard to what each monthly report should contain.

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15 May 2017 My Finance Director wants me to save £900K a year on the PFI spend but the ERIC data shows our costs are high – what are my options?

All costs are under scrutiny and easier savings in the traditionally funded estate have already been made. However, it is often perceived as difficult to make savings to the PFI estate.

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13 April 2017 How can we ensure a PFI dispute is resolved amicably and avoid legal involvement?

Project Agreements normally include a detailed dispute resolution process and a process of escalation for any dispute.

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28 February 2017 After the PFI operation period, is the facilities management contractor still responsible for contracts?

The project agreement has two relevant groups of obligations in relation to the building.

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