Public Sector urged to get up to date with GPA and EU Trade & Co-Operation Agreement  

Alison Walton, Head of Public Procurement, reviews the latest procurement policy note (PPN 02/21) from the Cabinet Office which has urged all public sector bodies to familiarise themselves with new procurement provisions in international agreements. 

Radical changes to public tendering ahead?

Alison Walton, Partner and Head of Public Procurement at Muckle LLP, explains the new Government proposals to reform public procurement law, but will they really make life easier for businesses bidding for public sector work?

What happens when Find a Tender Service replaces OJEU?

When the Brexit transition ends at 11pm on 31 December, a new service replaces the EU’s OJEU – here’s what you need to know.

Council clears the air in procurement challenge

High Court has refuses summary judgment to a claimant in a procurement challenge and lifts the automatic suspension on awarding the contract in favour of Newcastle City Council.

Pay promptly or pay the price!

Alison Walton, Head of Public Procurement, explores the regime in place to encourage prompt payment within supply chains and the implications that late payment …

Zero value tenders – are they valid?

Whether you’re a contracting authority, a contractor or supplier, a new ruling has changed how proposed fees in bids should be assessed. Our public procurement experts explain.

UK’s OJEU replacement service confirmed

Now the government has announced that its new ‘Find a Tender’ service which will replace the current OJEU, Alison Walton, partner and procurement law specialist, explains what contracting authorities and bidders need to know.

COVID-19 and the Public Sector

In the light of the present COVID-19 restrictions and the likely impact on the economy and the impact it is already having on SMEs, …

Electronic signatures and contract informalities

In these unprecedented times of social distancing and working from home, we’ve pulled together a list of FAQs so businesses can keep their operations running as smoothly as possible.

Bid Rigging – can you spot it?

What are the bid rigging practices you should look out for? Our new in-house procurement expert Alison Walton talks us through what we should be aware of in commercial business.