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12 January 2022 Exclusion grounds under the new procurement regime

A range of questions were subject to consultation on the grounds for excluding bidders from a procurement process. We consider some of the key proposals which will be taken forward in the new regime.

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21 December 2021 Public Matters - December 2021

Updates include waste law, construction contracts, procurement, and education law.

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16 December 2021 Waste is only waste if we waste it*

This article looks at the impact of Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 on waste collection authorities, including measures to reduce packaging waste, to encourage re-use and recycling and changes to the way waste will be collected.

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16 December 2021 Have You Gotta Have Faith? The effect of good faith and mutual co-operation provisions in construction contracts

In this article we explore the concept of good faith in the context of construction contracts for public bodies, and what the recent decision in Van Oord Ltd v Dragados Ltd does for this area of law.

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9 December 2021 Long Read: Transforming Public Procurement: Government Response to Consultation

We review in detail the key highlights from the responses.

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Children's Trust webinar: Rebuilding Children's Services

In this session, we look at how to manage and respond to current challenges, including interventions, service failures and serious incidents, and consider future models for long term transformation of services.

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29 November 2021 Public Matters - November 2021

Updates include data breach claims, contract law, procurement & bids, Environmental Protection Act, historical abuse & negligence.

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17 November 2021 Stemming the tide of data breach claims: good news for data controllers

The cases summarised give considerable comfort to data controllers seeking to defend themselves against claims that relate to breaches arising as a result of a failure rather than a direct act and/or are based on assertions of damage or distress that are exaggerated, unsubstantiated or bear little relation to the breach itself.

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15 November 2021 Onerous terms: the devil is in the detail!

This article set out sets out the legal position on the incorporation of both standard and onerous T&Cs into a contract before exploring HHJ Davies’ conclusion that the claimant’s onerous T&Cs had not been successfully incorporated.

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Legal update

15 November 2021 Amendments to public procurement thresholds

Every two years, the Cabinet Office is obliged to review the threshold figures contained within: (1) the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011; (2) the Public Contracts Regulations 2015; (3) the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016; and (4) the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.

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