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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to review the new remedies regulations and the impact they are likely to have on contracting public authorities and bidders. The podcast will address the background to the legislation, the principles changes that have been made with respect to remedies and penalties including declarations of ineffectiveness and fines. There are also a number of significant amendments to procedural matters, particularly time limits that will be relevant to practitioners.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the background to the regulations;
  • Understand how how the reforms augment the policing of the procurement process;
  • Understand what a declaration of ineffectiveness is and how it works;
  • Understand the circumstances in which the court will order a financial penalty;
  • Be aware of the potential criticisms of the new regime.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Uniplex (UK) Limited v NHS Business Services Authority (C-406/08);
  • Remedies Directive 2007/66/EC;
  • Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI No. 2992.

This podcast is about the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, referred to simply as the Remedies Regulations. Since coming into force last year, the regulations pose a significant shake-up to the policing of public procurement, the address available for aggrieved bidders and the consequences for contracting authorities.

Podcast added: 29/06/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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