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Awarding Public Contracts Skilfully and Lawfully within the Procurement Rules

On-demand, 22nd September 2020 until 17th November 2020

David Hansom - Q&A session

David Hansom - Q&A session 2020 A Q&A session around bunching covering, narrowing the competition, tie break situations, feedback from the potential market.

Social value - Iain Steel, TLT

Social value - Iain Steel, TLT Supported by legally robust examples that work, how do you attribute cost to social value objectives such as climate change, population health and wellbeing?

Low tenders (NTS3) Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan

Low tenders (NTS3) Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan If you know a tender is low because of previous experience and have written to the tenderer but to no avail, how do you disqualify because of price?

Low tenders (NTS2) - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan

Low tenders (NTS2) - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan If you know a tender is low because of previous experience and have written to the tenderer but to no avail, how do you disqualify because of price?

Low tenders (NTS1) - Emily Heard. Bevan Brittan

Low tenders (NTS1) - Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan If you know a tender is low because of previous experience and have written to the tenderer but to no avail, how do you disqualify because of price?

Social value - Micaela Diver, A&L Goodbody

Social value - Micaela Diver, A&L Goodbody Supported by legally robust examples that work, how do you attribute cost to social value objectives such as climate change, population health and wellbeing?

Modifications - Kerry Teahan, Carson McDowell

Modifications - Kerry Teahan, Carson McDowell After contract placement, how do you rescue the situation if a modification is substantial but you can't change contractor for economic and technical reasons?

Exclusion - Ciara Kennedy-Loest, Hogan Lovells

Exclusion - Ciara Kennedy-Loest, Hogan Lovells When can you be confident in applying the mandatory and discretionary exclusion grounds, particularly "prior contract breaches" and corruption convictions?

Urgency - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Urgency - Kate Gough, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer How do you procure for urgency under Reg 32/72, as justified by Covid? How sustainable is the Covid justification as we get further into the pandemic?p

Bunching - David Hansom, Clyde & Co

Bunching - David Hansom, Clyde & Co When evaluating and scoring a tender, what can you do to eliminate 'bunching' and marginal score differentiation and so decrease the likelihood of a challenge?

Feedback - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson

Feedback - Michael Mousdale, Browne Jacobson Weighing up all the practical scenarios, how much of the winning bid should you divulge, especially around ‘added value’ which could be a competitive advantage?

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