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Milton Keynes Council is expected to have to pay damages to a business that lost out on a contract the local authority tendered, the High Court in London has said. 31 Jul 2015
The procurement process through which an English council awarded a contract for asbestos removal contained “a number of manifest errors” and breaches of equality and transparency requirements, and should therefore be set aside, the High Court has ruled. 21 Jul 2015
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
Under European Union rules it is illegal for EU countries to give financial help to some companies and not others in a way which would distort fair competition. This help is called state aid, and the rules barring it are enforced by the European Commission...
This guide was updated in March 2014
This guide is based on UK law. It was written and last reviewed in January 2010. It is part of a series of OUT-LAW guides on green IT . The UK Government's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan...
This guide has been superseded. Instead, please see our guide on Public procurement law: the basics . The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated. The rules affecting procurement of...
Companies must ensure that they have proper controls on corporate hospitality in place to avoid falling foul of anti-bribery laws, particularly if they are dealing with the public sector, an expert has said. 19 Jun 2015
Doubts among infrastructure professionals that the UK will meet government targets for the use of building information modelling (BIM) software on projects are increasing, according to a survey conducted by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.... 22 May 2015
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