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European Law
Procurement & Outsourcing
Governance & Service Provision
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at in-house, commercial and public sector lawyers interested in public procurement or contractual disputes between the public and private sectors. As a pair the podcasts discuss a range of practical and tactical angles from which to attack or defend a procurement contract. This podcast aims to explore the issues involved in the marking of bids, whether changes to a contract post procurement can be challenged, by whom and the impact of the recently enacted remedies regulations.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what problems can arise in the marking of bids;
  • Know about the scope for domestic challenges to procurement awards by parties other than ‘economic operators’;
  • Know how the implementation of the new Remedies Regulations has played out;
  • Understand the point at which a change to an existing contract requires a fresh procurement process;
  • Be aware of the types of contract that do not fall within procurement law.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legal Principles
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009;
  • Public Contracts Regulations 2006 r 30;
  • R (Chandler) v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2009] EWCA Civ 1011;
  • Clinton (t/a Oriel Training Services) v Department for Employment & Learning [2012] NIQB 2;
  • J B Leadbitter & Co Ltd v Devon County Council [2009] EWHC 930 (Ch);
  • Pressetext Nachrichtenagentur GmbH v Austria (C-454/06);
  • JBW Ltd v Ministry of Justice [2012] EWCA Civ 8;
  • Brent London Council & Ors v Risk Management Partners Limited [2011] UKSC 7;
  • Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch).

This podcast with two Queen’s Counsel discusses the major developments in the field of public procurement challenges. It discusses the relevant trends and tactical points that a challenger may make to a procurement contract and how those arguments might be defeated.

Podcast added: 01/03/12

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