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Public Procurement: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Clients

On-demand, 13th November 2020 until 12th March 2021

Frameworks - Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers

Frameworks - Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers How open to challenge - and on what grounds - is the typical framework, e.g. Cabinet Office or NHS Supply Chain, at the stage that it is established/procured?

Variations - Dr. Totis Kotsonis, Pinsent Masons

Variations - Dr. Totis Kotsonis, Pinsent Masons With contracting authorities forced to push the envelope, is Covid-19 going to help with "leniency" over acceptable contract variations and extensions?

Transparency - Philip Moser QC, Monckton Chambers

Transparency - Philip Moser QC, Monckton Chambers In complex, multi-lot tenders, how do you square the use of technology as an evaluation tool with transparency requirements, (1) pre-tender and (2) post-tender?

Social value - Nigel Giffin QC, 11KBW

Social value - Nigel Giffin QC, 11KBW Supported by case-law and practical examples, when is it - actually - lawful to introduce social value criteria into a procurement such as climate change, population health and wellbeing?

Brexit - Jonathan Davey, Addleshaw Goddard

Brexit - Jonathan Davey, Addleshaw Goddard What is the plan for procurement and state aid going forward, post-Brexit, including the impact of UK accession to WTO GPA?

Exclusion - Fionnuala McCredie QC, Keating Chambers

Exclusion - Fionnuala McCredie QC, Keating Chambers How do you control - and overcome - the complexities of excluding a bidder from a procurement process on discretionary grounds or for non-compliance, following the rail franchising litigation?

Differential treatment - Fiona Scolding QC, Landmark Chambers

Differential treatment - Fiona Scolding QC, Landmark Chambers Is there a shift in the wind over the "objective justification" of differential treatment, e.g. use and evaluation of variants, incumbents, presentations, interviews?

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