Key challenges in moving from On-Premise to Cloud based ERP Systems

In Part 2 of our six-part series on cloud-based ERP Projects, our specialist team of lawyers look at the key challenges in moving to cloud based ERP systems, suitable for organisations considering the re-procurement and/or migration to a cloud-based ERP solution. The global appetite for cloud-based ERP software systems has increased dramatically over the last…

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Procurement Policy Note 05/20 – The Outsourcing Playbook V2.0

The Updated Playbook The fifth PPN of 2020 draws attention to the recent publication of the Cabinet Office’s Outsourcing Playbook v2.0. The original iteration of the Playbook was designed to help central government departments make better decisions in relation to outsourcing by codifying best practice from across government. The updated version builds on the original…

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PFI: The Last Dance

2018 marked the formal abolition of PFI and the coming decade will see a majority of the existing contracts expire. But PFI’s forthcoming extinction has not made the scheme any less controversial or the success of individual projects any less important to authorities. We consider some topical themes including the continuing ubiquity of contractual ambiguity,…

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Procurement case note: Stagecoach East Midlands Trains Ltd & Ors v The Secretary of State for Transport (2020)

Considering the principles of transparency and fairness in the exercise of discretion On 17 June 2020, the High Court handed down its judgment in a case with important implications for the contracting authorities undertaking procurement exercises, Stagecoach East Midlands Trains Ltd & Ors v The Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWHC 1568 (TCC). The…

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Stand up for your interest: interested parties and standing to apply for a variation of an Aarhus Convention cost cap

The Aarhus Convention has for some time now been a welcome benefit to claimants involved in environmental litigation ensuring that there is ‘inexpensive’ access to justice in such cases and helping (as far as possible) to ensure an equality of arms. This has been of particular benefit to individuals and local interest groups looking to…

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