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UK rail companies are continuing to pay more to operate their franchises than they receive in state aid, with the latest figures showing that subsidies paid by the government to operators have fallen by almost 40% in the past five years. 25 Aug 2014
Sales of cloud-based IT services to public bodies through the 'G-Cloud' programme have reached almost £250 million, with a further £30m of sales taking place in July, according to the latest available figures. 21 Aug 2014
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This guide has been superseded.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 The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated.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...
This guide is based on UK law and focuses on the current public, and not utilities, procurement rules. The law stated is up to date as at 6 February 2013.
The way in which suppliers interpret criteria set out in tender documents is irrelevant to what that wording is to be understood as meaning, the Supreme Court has said. 31 Jul 2014
A new 'pre-qualification questionnaire' (PQQ) will have to be completed by prospective UK government suppliers. 21 Jul 2014
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