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UK Public Procurement update for contracting authorities and utilities

21 January 2019

On 14th January, the Government published a guidance note providing information on public procurement procedures in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. The following day, the House of Commons voted against the Government’s proposed agreement for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.
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Social value: using procurement for good

20 December 2018

Hector Denfield and Natasha Barlow look at the government’s recent announcement on using “social value” contracts to revolutionise government procurement.
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To lift or not to lift? Automatic suspensions in procurement challenges

20 December 2018

Hector Denfield and Anna Moon review two cases that sought to lift the automatic suspension.
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High Court awards damages against guarantor in GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL [2018] EWHC 2866

10 December 2018

Head of Construction Justin Mendelle, Infrastructure Associate Juli Lau and Trainee Solicitor Alexandra Bellis consider the recent judgment by the High Court in GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL [2018] EWHC 2866 (Comm) which looked at the validity of a liquidated damages provision in an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract, in the context of whether this was payable under a Parent Company Guarantee and indemnity.
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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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