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Challenges to procurement decisions – issues and pitfalls

17th April, 2013

Complimentary 32-page briefing on a review of the legal framework for procurement challenges.

Procurement law experts John Sharland and Colin Ricciardiello, of Sharpe Pritchard Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents, have authored a comprehensive review of the legal framework for procurement challenges in a 32-page briefing, which is available at no charge to clients and contacts of Sharpe Pritchard.

The handy guide, which will be invaluable to anyone involved in local government tenders and procurement law, covers:

  • The court’s function in a procurement challenge
  • The grounds for a procurement challenge
  • The standstill period
  • Declarations of ineffectiveness
  • Safeguards and time limits
  • Remedies other than damages
  • Tender evaluation and abnormally low tenders
  • Lifting the automatic suspension
  • Expert evidence
  • Implied contract claims
  • Awards of damages
  • Judicial review.



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