Abandoning procurements -Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers
Weighing up the different legal and practical options, how can clients control - and overcome - the risks of abandoning a procurement following the Amey judgment?
Faraday judgment - Nigel Giffin QC, 11KBW
How has the Faraday judgment moved the law and market practice concerning (1) VEAT notices and (2) the drafting of development agreements?
Where are clients open to challenge?
Transparency - Fionnuala McCredie QC, Keating Chambers
Is there a shift towards full disclosure from the outset, following the Serco v SS for Defence?
How do you advise clients about possible breaches of confidence or prejudicing retenders?
Reg. 33 - Valentina Sloane QC, Monckton Chambers
What are the practical ramifications for client advice of the ECJ's decision in Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, in terms of Reg. 33, setting up a framework and consent?
Abnormally low tenders - Fergus Randolph QC, Brick Court Chambers
How have the STRABAG and Clestra Hauserman cases (June 2019) changed existing thinking on clients' obligations to investigate abnormally low tenders?
What is the correct approach?
Conflict of interest - Jonathan Davey, Addleshaw Goddard
What are the unresolved arguments - legal and practical - over conflict of interest in the tender process following the spate of recent cases?
Where are clients at risk?
Peering into the fog - David Gollancz, Keating Chambers (Procurement, London, 26.06.2019) Do the EU provisions still apply? Where are you obliged to advertise, e.g. OJEU? What about contractors and supplies from the EU: prices, extensions, supply chains and new contracts?
IT Platforms - Bruno Herbots, Herbots Solicitors (Procurement, 26.06.2019, London) How do you balance the rules with commercial reality when procuring a major IT platform? What is the maximum contract duration? Can you extend because of prohibitive replacement costs?
Social Value - Fiona Scolding QC, Landmark Chambers (Procurement, 26.06.2019, London) How do you build social value objectives into your tender? How do you score them and enforce them, such as living wage, carbon reduction, regeneration, long-term unemployed?