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Awarding Public Contracts Skilfully and Lawfully within the Procurement Rules

London, 14th September 2022

Transparency - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Transparency - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Are there any limits to transparency and full disclosure from the outset, including possible breaches of confidence or prejudicing retenders?

Competitive flexible procedure - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson

Competitive flexible procedure - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson How will the Competitive Flexible Procedure work in practice? What are the differences, risks and advantages given its more flexible approach?

Enforcement - Simon Taylor, Keating Chambers

Enforcement - Simon Taylor, Keating Chambers How do you enforce social value obligations? What are the sanctions and contract implications when something isn't done or targets not quite met?

Thresholds - Kate Rees, Hogan Lovells

Thresholds - Kate Rees, Hogan Lovells How do you rescue the situation if the value of the contract reaches and exceeds the thresholds and you need to vary? Do you run a new procurement?

Abnormally low - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan

Abnormally low - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan How do you decide if a tender is abnormally low, and what do you do if it is, supported by case studies and practical examples?

Neutral vendors - David Hansom, Clyde & Co

Neutral vendors - David Hansom, Clyde & Co What is the legality of a "framework within a framework"/neutral vendor types of procurement? They are proliferating but are they legal?

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