How do you challenge a buyer when you feel the procurement is flawed?

This blog covers the remedies directive for the public sector and when/how you can raise a challenge against a contracting authority. The EU Remedies Directive was created in 2007 and transposed into UK law with the updated Public Contracts Regulations in 2009. The Directive brought in two very clear and important changes for suppliers to […]

The ban on PQQs and restrictions for use of supplier questionnaires

What many have failed to realise is that with the Public Sector Directive 2015 the Cabinet Office has introduced strong restrictions on Public Sector Buyers when it comes to prequalification of suppliers and the use of supplier questionnaires. The use of prequalification procedures has been banned for some procurements and the use of standard supplier […]

‘Part B Services’ verses ‘Light Touch Regime’

Under the new regulations ‘Part B services’ have been abolished and replaced with the new ‘light touch regime’. Below we cover what the new rules are, what has changed and whether this is a change for the better. Part B Services: What were the rules? Under the previous regulations all services were split into two […]