Supreme Court overturns procurement case

The Supreme Court yesterday (9th February 2011) delivered a landmark judgement in the first procurement case to reach the court, overturning previous decisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.  The economic downturn and the massive cuts in funding for local authorities which are now beginning to flow through will increasingly require councils […]

You snooze, you lose!

If you have ever attempted to read the public procurement directives then you will know there are a number of regulations governing the advertising and award of public sector contracts.  Contracts that fall below the EC procurement thresholds are not subject to these directives.  Below threshold contracts are subject to the rules and principles of […]

European Commission investigates Glasgow Housing Association’s failure to openly tender

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) is a private not-for-profit company created by the Scottish Government for the purpose of owning and managing Glasgow’s social housing stock. The housing stock, of approximately 81,000 houses and flats, was previously owned by the Glasgow City Council. Following a poll of the Council’s tenants, the vast majority of their social […]