High Court lifts automatic suspension in procurement dispute over provision of audio-visual equipment to courts and tribunals – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2023 in competition, contracts, courts, limitations, news, public procurement, tenders by sally

‘The Secretary of State for Justice (SoSJ) has successfully applied to the High Court for the lifting of the automatic suspension in a procurement challenge to the outcome of a mini-competition for a call-off contract relating to the provision of digital and audiovisual (‘AV’) equipment for use by HM Courts and Tribunals Service.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th March 2023

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Legal challenge halts G4S Wellingborough ‘mega prison’ contract – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2020 in contracting out, news, prisons, tenders by sally

‘Plans to award a £300m “mega prison” contract to the security company G4S have been halted because of a legal challenge, the BBC understands.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2020

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Time Limits for Tender Challenges: test for extending time to bring a public procurement challenge – Henderson Chambers

‘In Riverside Truck Rental Ltd-v-Lancashire County Council [2020] EWHC 1018 (TCC) the High Court confirmed the strict application of the rules governing the time limits for bringing a claim for breach of the EU Public Procurement regime, whether it be in the High Court (TCC) by way of a claim under the regulation 91 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, or in the Administrative Court by way of a claim for judicial review.’

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Henderson Chambers, 14th May 2020

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Linking it all together: Russell v PSP [2019] – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in causation, construction industry, negligence, news, tenders by sally

‘Every professional negligence lawyer knows that establishing the necessary causative link between a professional’s breach of duty and the loss suffered by the client can be the most difficult aspect of any claim. That can prove even more problematic in construction professional negligence cases, in particular those involving costs “overrun”, both because of the broader range of alternative hypotheticals and the number of other professionals involved with the project.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 6th August 2019

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UK Home Office tendering for Modern Slavery Act compliance role – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 26th, 2019 in forced labour, news, tenders, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The UK Home Office is tendering for a partner to conduct an audit of corporate compliance with the reporting requirements set out in section 54 of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act (‘the Act’).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th March 2019

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Eurotunnel challenges ‘secretive’ Brexit ferry deals – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2019 in brexit, compensation, contracting out, news, public procurement, tenders, transport by tracey

‘The government is facing a court challenge over the contracts it awarded to three shipping firms as part of its no-deal Brexit preparations.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2019

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Clancy Docwra Ltd v E.ON Energy Solutions Ltd [2018] EWHC 3124 (TCC) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 20th, 2019 in building law, construction industry, contracts, documents, news, rectification, tenders by sally

‘In this case tender documentation appended to the Sub-Contract documentation had the effect of limiting the scope of obligations under the Sub-Contract.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 25th January 2019

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TCC decides that new trains for the Piccadilly Line cannot be held up by procurement dispute – Henderson Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in contracting out, damages, news, public procurement, railways, tenders by sally

‘This case somewhat starkly makes clear that where the automatic suspension of a public procurement process is preventing the putting in place of a key public service, it is very unlikely that the court will refuse to lift the suspension on American Cyanamid principles (ACPs). The case also makes clear that challengers cannot assume that commercial confidentiality will be enforced by way of private hearings in public procurement disputes. Written by Adam Heppinstall, barrister at Henderson Chambers.’

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Henderson Chambers, 11th December 2018

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Council wins Court of Appeal battle over stadium and state aid – Local Government Lawyer

‘Coventry City Council has won a Court of Appeal case in the latest round of a four-year long litigation saga over the city’s sports stadium the Ricoh Arena.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th October 2018

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Council to re-evaluate bids for 0-19 public health services after High Court defeat – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2018 in contracting out, health, local government, news, tenders by sally

‘Lancashire County Council has announced that it will re-evaluate the two existing bids for public health services for 0 to 19 year olds from Virgin Health Care and a joint bid between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2018

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Award of contracts – Local Government Law

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in news, public procurement, regulations, tenders by tracey

‘R (Hersi & Co) v Lord Chancellor (2017) EWHC 2667 (TCC) is concerned with the defendant’s conduct of a public procurement exercise for the award of contracts to provide publicly-funded legal services relating to immigration and asylum and mental health work.’

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Local Government Law, 1st November 2017

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Medical equipment expert convicted of £1.7m corruption – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 27th, 2017 in corruption, news, press releases, tenders by tracey

‘An expert in the procurement of medical equipment who received £1.7m in corrupt payments to help medical supply companies win tenders has been convicted of corruption.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th July 2017

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Law centres to challenge rights helpline contract – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2016 in equality, human rights, law centres, news, telecommunications, tenders by sally

‘The Law Centres Network has threatened to seek judicial review of the government’s decision to award the contract for operating a discrimination helpline to security contractor G4S.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th September 2016

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Legal aid cuts: MoJ puts brakes on changes as solicitors revolt – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2015 in budgets, law firms, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news, tenders by sally

‘Moves to overhaul the legal-aid system have been delayed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in the face of more than 100 challenges from solicitors’ firms who claim the whole process is fundamentally flawed.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2015

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Judge orders damages and not award of contract after flawed tender – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 30th, 2015 in contracts, damages, local government, news, tenders by sally

‘A High Court judge has decided that a council which ran a “fundamentally flawed” tender evaluation process should be required to pay the claimant damages rather award it the contract.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th July 2015

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High court challenge to government over services to Saudi prisons – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2015 in judicial review, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, tenders by sally

‘The legality of a bid by the commercial arm of the Ministry of Justice to provide services for Saudi Arabia’s prisons is to be challenged in the high court.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Court of Appeal dismisses procurement claim over delivery of tax-free childcare – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 14th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, news, public procurement, taxation, tenders by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a claim that the Government’s proposed arrangements for the delivery of tax-free childcare breach domestic and EU public procurement legislation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th April 2015

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Group M UK Ltd v Cabinet Office – Henderson Chambers

‘The Technology and Construction Court has reiterated that, in considering whether to lift the statutory suspension of the placing of a public contract following a challenge by an unsuccessful tenderer, it will apply the American Cyanamid principles, as those principles are consistent with the requirements of Directive 2007/66/EC on the award of public contracts.’

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Henderson Chambers, 17th March 2015

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Grayling’s legal aid reforms ‘irrational’, Law Society argues – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2015 in contracts, judicial review, Law Society, legal aid, news, tenders by sally

‘The lord chancellor’s decision to start a tender process for legal aid crime duty contracts is unlawful because it is “irrational”, “disproportionate” and based on a “manifest error”, the Law Society will argue in the High Court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th January 2015

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Let Me Stop You There… The test for lifting injunctions in public procurement challenges – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 27th, 2014 in advertising, EC law, injunctions, news, public procurement, regulations, tenders by sally

‘If you’ve seen an advert in the last few years warning you to submit your tax return on time, telling you not to drink and drive, or asking you to consider joining the armed forces, chances are that the company responsible was Group M UK Limited. That company has been at the heart of an important recent case concerning the test for lifting suspensions of contracts in public procurement challenges.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 21st November 2014

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