We are pleased to share with you this podcast series where our procurement law experts discuss hot topics and live issues in the field of public procurement.

We take a look at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on public procurement procedures and disputes and litigation in the field of public procurement in the UK:

 

Public procurement in the COVID-19 era

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on public procurement procedures and consider whether the procurement legislation leaves enough flexibility for contracting authorities and their suppliers to adapt to the emergency.


 

Public procurement court procedures under COVID-19

The potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on disputes and litigation in the field of public procurement in the UK, in particular the kind of procurement issues which might be the subject of litigation and how procurement trials are currently faring in the courts under the current remote hearing regime.


 

The series also features episodes on the various stages of the procurement process, from the tender process itself, pre-action steps in a procurement litigation and practical tips for a procurement litigation to challenging a procurement award:

 

Proposed reform of the UK public procurement regime

The UK Government’s Brexit-driven proposals for reform of the UK public procurement regime.


 

Pre-action steps in procurement litigation

What can go wrong in tender procedures? Top tips and lessons learnt from procurement processes and considering issues relating to the provision of information and standstill periods.


 

Procurement litigation: practical tips

It may not come as a surprise that, given the complexity of the issues and the time-constraints typically involved in procurement disputes, the first steps taken in challenging a procurement award are very important.

We discuss the TCC’s general Pre-Action Protocol with a particular focus on disclosure in the early stages.


 

Remedies in procurement challenges

Public procurement cases raise singular procedural issues and difficulties, which set procurement litigation apart from other forms of commercial litigation or from public law judicial review claims.

We consider the issues during the procurement litigation process, and give practical tips to overcome some of those issues, including limitation periods, standstill periods, procedural obligations and confidentiality issues.


 

Contacts

 

Tim Briggs

Tim Briggs
Partner
+44 20 7466 2806

Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown
Of Counsel
+32 2 518 1822

Nusrat Zar

Nusrat Zar
Partner
+44 20 7466 2465

Rachel Lidgate

Rachel Lidgate
Partner
+44 20 7466 2418