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European Commission requests Belgium to apply fair and transparent procedure

The European Commission has requested Belgium to ensure that EU rules on public procurement – the purchase of goods or services by public authorities – are applied properly, notably in the case of a public works contract for the design,... (Continue reading)

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Ask the experts – Equality Act

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on the new Equality Act. What is the Equality Act? On 8 April 2010 the Equality Act received Royal Assent after completing its parliamentary process. The... (Continue reading)

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A problem shared

By John Brunning, Solicitor and Rob Shooter, Partner, Technology Law Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP John Brunning and Robert Shooter look at the potential pitfalls that those responsible for IT in the public sector will need to negotiate in... (Continue reading)

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A competitive approach

By Daradjeet Jagpal, Regulatory and Compliance Solicitor and Practice Group Leader, Public Sector Practice Group, Harper Macleod LLP Daradjeet Jagpal discusses the pros and cons of using the competitive dialogue procedure. The competitive dialogue procedure was introduced into the UK... (Continue reading)

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A timely challenge

By Chris Brennan, Procurement Specialist, Browne Jacobson LLP Chris Brennan explores recent legal developments that help to clarify the period within which a procurement decision challenge can be brought and the implications for contracting authorities. The rules on the redress... (Continue reading)

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Radical remedy?

By Peter Elliott, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP Peter Elliott looks at the impact of the new Remedies regime on public sector procurement in England and Wales. The Remedies Directive in the form implemented in England and Wales affects procurements... (Continue reading)

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Overstepping the mark?

By Mark Bassett, Senior Associate and Matthew Evans, Lawyer, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP Mark Bassett and Matthew Evans comment on how a recent European Court judgment on a below-threshold procurement case has clarified several issues around when to advertise a... (Continue reading)

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Expressions of interest – Vertically challenged?

By Rosemary Choueka, Partner and Head of EU, Competition and Regulation and Simon Dodd, EU, Competition and Regulation lawyer, Lawrence Graham LLP Rosemary Choueka and Simon Dodd discuss the impact the new competition laws on vertical agreements will have on... (Continue reading)

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Shared knowledge

By Jayne Francis-Ward, Assistant Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire County Council and John Riddell, Partner in the Local Government Team of EM LawShare panel firm Weightmans LLP In a ground-breaking initiative, 18 local authorities from throughout the East Midlands have combined to... (Continue reading)

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Expressions of interest – Rescue remedy?

By Michael Dean, Partner, EU Competition and Regulatory Department, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP The new ‘procurement remedies regime’ greatly increases the options open to bidders who feel they have been the victim of an unfair tender process, explains Michael... (Continue reading)

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