Excluding suppliers based on poor past performance

All of the UK has now transposed the new EU Public Sector Directive 2014. One of the existing provisions is that buyers now have a discretionary right to exclude suppliers based on poor past performance. We have all heard the stories. A supplier winning a contract because they make all the right promises, but when the […]

Procurement terminology: what are ‘small’ lots?

In public procurement, lots, and in particular ‘small lots’ are often an area of much confusion. What is a small lot and what does the small lot threshold mean? Hopefully this SMALL blog entry will answer a LOT of your questions.