Public Procurement 2023: Shaping New Legal Developments into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients
Solution-focused, Court-Proven, Answers to 7 Thorny Questions: Directly from Top-rated KCs, Judges and Solicitors
6 hours CPD
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Valentina is answering the question: How can you lawfully level the playing field and assess bids objectively when the incumbent has a favourable position, supported by the latest case law?
Public Procurement Law 2023: Shaping new developments into solution-focused answers for your clients
Chaired by Ciara Kennedy-Loest of Hogan Lovells
Ciara defended Europol, the European Police Office, in two procurement challenges brought before the General Court. She is a Global Elite Thought Leader for Government Contracts.
Christopher Vajda KC
Christopher was the UK judge at the European Court of Justice from 2012 until the UK's withdrawal from the EU in January 2020
Dr Totis Kotsonis, Head of Procurement at Pinsent Masons
Totis is a Specialist Adviser to the European Commission on Procurement and Global Procurement Lawyer of the Year 2022
Throughout the day, Christopher and Totis will provide practical solutions, address questions, and offer commentary on the talks.
Levelling the Playing Field
How can you lawfully level the playing field and assess bids objectively when the incumbent has a favourable position, supported by the latest case law?
Answered by Valentina Sloane KC
Valentina is "a star performer - tough, tenacious, brilliant and compelling." She acted for The Royal Parks in a challenge to its decision to permit AEG to stage music concerts in Hyde Park.
In light of new cases, where is the latitude for evaluators to shift their initial views during moderation or in response to clarifications and presentations?
Answered by Sarah Hannaford KC
Sarah's skill in procurement law is "brilliant and unparalleled." "Her advice is razor-sharp." She represented HS2 in the procurement process for Old Oak station's design and construction.
James Waste Case
How has the James Waste case changed existing thinking on the “gateways to modification” under Reg 72(1), and how do you advise your clients?
Answered by Jonathan Davey of Addleshaw Goddard
Jonathan is advising the Houses of Parliament on its major refurbishment project, co-edits the "Government Procurement Review" and is a “Government Contracts Lawyer of the Year.”
Siemens v HS2 Insights
What are the implications of the Siemens v HS2 litigation on expert evidence, and how do you uncover effective confidentiality workarounds for clients?
Answered by Fionnuala McCredie KC
Fionnuala is "an absolute star" - "superb" - "her grasp of the law is phenomenal." She appeared in the hotly contested Siemens v HS2 and the Rail Franchising litigation.
How do you leverage opportunities surrounding negotiation with bidders to gain an advantage for clients under the Procurement Act and side-step the potential litigation angles?
Answered by Nigel Giffin KC
Nigel is "an all-round brilliant barrister: completely at the top of his game." He acted in the challenge over the creation of the Haringey Development Special Purchase Vehicle.
Social Value Opportunities
How vulnerable are clients, and why, when (1) incorporating sustainability and social value objectives in tenders and (2) ensuring that bidders fulfil their commitments?
Answered by Parishil Patel KC
Parishil acted for NHS England in a challenge over the procurement of orthodontic services. “He is brilliant for procurement challenges - knowledgeable, persuasive and commercial.”
Subsidy Control Challenges
How does procurement co-exist with Subsidy Control, where are the flash-points, and how can you tell whether a subsidy exists in grey area cases?
Answered by Anneli Howard KC
Anneli advised the Gambling Commission on the procurement and award of the National Lottery from 2024 and beyond. “She is a client’s dream counsel – a real class act.”
What is the state of play with the incoming procurement regime, and how should contracting authorities prepare?
Answered by Edward Green OBE of the Cabinet Office
View from the Bench
Judicial insights into procurement law and new practices under the Procurement Act
Answered by The Hon. Mr Justice Waksman