Oct 01, 2019
There is strong public and NHS staff support for scrapping section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and for removing the commissioning of NHS healthcare services from the jurisdiction of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, NHS England and NHS Improvement have said.
Sep 26, 2019
Tees Valley’s Conservative elected mayor has criticised the region’s Labour councils over the reported award of a rail contact to a foreign firm instead of locally-based Hitachi Rail.
Sep 19, 2019
The Cabinet Office has issued a procurement policy note (PPN) and guidance setting out how Government departments should identify and manage modern slavery risks in both existing contracts and new procurement activity.
Sep 09, 2019
Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature, the Law Commission has said.
Aug 15, 2019
The Technology and Construction Court has accepted Cornwall Council's arguments that a procurement claim made against it by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be struck out.
Aug 12, 2019
The reserve bidder for the design, build, finance and maintain contract for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel has launched a legal challenge to the procurement process undertaken by Transport for London.
Aug 06, 2019
A High Court judge has dismissed a property investment company’s bid for a declaration of ineffectiveness of a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for a major regeneration scheme.
Aug 02, 2019
North Yorkshire Police are investigating a leak of Council documents which revealed plans by Scarborough Borough Council to borrow £22 million to fund a regeneration scheme.
Jul 11, 2019
Oxford City Council has become the first local authority to sign up to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, which calls on the EU and UK governments to review procurement legislation and support greater powers for the exclusion of ‘tax dodgers’.
Jul 02, 2019
Collaboration, rather than competition, is the best way forward for the NHS and the wider health and care system, MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee have said.
Jun 12, 2019
General practice contracts, pharmaceutical contractors and procurement and commissioning will be the key areas investigated by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority in the coming year.
Jun 12, 2019
New research from the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) has found that the ‘insourcing’ of local authority services is growing strongly, with 73% of survey respondents suggesting they were in the process of insourcing a service and 45% having already done so.
May 29, 2019
A High Court judge has handed down his findings in a preliminary trial of a procurement challenge brought over the award of a highways contract where the claimant scored just 0.03 lower than the winning bidder.
May 23, 2019
Coventry City Football Club’s owner has made a complaint to the European Commission that the city council’s sale of the Ricoh Arena to Wasps rugby club breached state aid rules.
May 23, 2019
A judge has this week allowed Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to award an elective surgery contract to Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, following a legal challenge by Circle Health.
May 21, 2019
A High Court judge has refused an application by an unsuccessful bidder for an interim injunction over the London Borough of Haringey’s decision to award a £630,000 road-improvement contract near the new Spurs stadium to a rival contractor.
May 13, 2019
The accounting officer at the Department for Transport concluded that a procurement challenge was likely to be successful if it was raised over the signing of contracts for additional freight capacity on ferry services between Britain and mainland Europe, it has emerged.
May 02, 2019
Leicester City Council is facing a £2m legal claim from street furniture contractor JC Decaux over a contract to provide bus shelters.
May 02, 2019
Health care provider Circle has launched a High Court challenge against Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) over its award of an elective surgery contract to an NHS trust that Circle claims is in a poor financial state.
Apr 26, 2019
P&O Ferries has initiated legal proceedings against the Government over the £33m payment to Eurotunnel to settle its claim over the award of contracts for the provision of additional freight capacity.
Apr 23, 2019
The Supreme Court has refused companies related to the owners of Coventry City Football Club, Sisu, permission to appeal in a dispute over decisions taken by Coventry City Council in relation to the Ricoh Arena.
Apr 11, 2019
Lawyers acting for campaigners against a Gloucestershire incinerator have said they will press for an early trial of their claim that it was tendered in breach of regulations.
Apr 08, 2019
The Cabinet Office has written to more than 10,000 businesses to warn that they must pay their suppliers on time or face being prevented from winning further government contracts.
Mar 13, 2019
The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation on requiring central government departments carrying out procurements to take account of social impact as part of the award criteria, “where the social impact is linked to the subject-matter of the contract and proportionate to what is being procured”.
Mar 08, 2019
The Cabinet Office has this week (7 March) issued a procurement policy note on how the UK’s public procurement regulations will be affected in the event of either an agreed deal with the EU or a no deal exit from the EU.