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Abandoning procurements - Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers

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

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

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?

Fosen and NAV - Carl Baudenbacher

Fosen and NAV “room for manoeuvre” - Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher, Monckton Chambers, London, Former President of the EFTA Court

Abnormally low tenders - Fergus Randolph QC, Brick Court Chambers

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

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?

Reg. 33 - Valentina Sloane QC, Monckton Chambers

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?

Peering into the fog - David Gollancz, Keating Chambers

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

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

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?

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