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Public procurement: Court of Appeal makes first declaration of ineffectiveness in England and Wales

3 December 2018

Procurement specialist, Raj Shah, and trainee solicitor, Aleksandra Wolek, consider the implications for contracting authorities of the Court of Appeal judgment in Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council, in which the Court made the first declaration of ineffectiveness of a public works contract in England and Wales.
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No “philosopher’s stone”- Court of Appeal confirms TCC’s decision in Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2448

19 November 2018

The Court of Appeal has upheld Coulson J’s (as he then was) decision in the TCC . Sir Rupert Jackson found that an Employer can start an adjudication to dispute the true value of the works (i.e. a Valuation Adjudication) where the Contractor served an Interim Application for Payment and the Employer has failed to serve on time a valid Payment or Pay Less Notice in response.
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Goldilocks and the three problems: issues with the most common tender evaluation method

16 November 2018

This article is part one of two. Part two looks at an entirely different, and often more appropriate, method.
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How to use the quality-price ratio for procurement evaluations (aka the “value for money” method)

16 November 2018

In my previous article I looked at a number of different formulas that can be used to evaluate tenders received in public procurements.
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Court of Appeal rescues Arcadis Consulting Ltd in Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd v AMEC [2018] EWCA Civ 2222

1 November 2018

Following the Arcadis Consulting decision by the TCC in 2016, Alexandra Bellis and Juli Lau analyse the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal on 10 October. They consider what this means for parties still in negotiations during commencement of works and suggest practical tips to be gleaned for parties in the run-up to finalising a contract.
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