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New procurement laws on the distant horizon?

By Daradjeet Jagpal, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP     The European Commission is considering undertaking a fundamental re-working of public procurement law in the EU with the aim of making processes more transparent, encouraging increased participation from smaller companies, and... (Continue reading)

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European Commission challenges France on procurement

By Ruth McNaught, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP Readers will be aware that the procurement risk profile for contracting authorities continues to intensify as a result of current economic conditions, which have made the market more competitive and resulted in closer... (Continue reading)

Shared services need not be competitively tendered

  By Daradjeet Jagpal, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP The UK Supreme Court has recently issued a decision in the case of Brent LBC v Risk Management Partners Limited, which related to how procurement rules apply to local authorities’ shared services... (Continue reading)

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Time limits for procurement challenges

By Ruth McNaught, Solicitor,  Harper Macleod LLP Public authorities familiar with the procurement rules will be aware that any breach of the rules is potentially actionable by any person affected by the breach, as long as an action is raised... (Continue reading)

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