The Impact of Coronavirus on Construction and Commercial Contracts

Introduction Whilst the eyes of the world’s media focus on daily increases in the number of Coronavirus cases and the emergency measures being taken by national governments to combat its transmission, little attention has been paid to the impact of the virus on construction and commercial projects. Although the economic scale of the crisis is…

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Public procurement regulations and COVID-19

Yesterday (18th March 2020) afternoon saw the government release the first Procurement Policy Note (PPN) of the year, in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. PPN 01/20 recognises that the public health crisis will mean contracting authorities will need to urgently procure goods, services and works. The PPN identifies a number of ways contracting authorities…

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