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Recent procurement guidance and policy

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 11 2014

We review recent government procurement guidance and policy including: The new core PQQ questions issued recently by the Cabinet Office; The Small

LGA: 96 of councils sharing services

  • Winckworth Sherwood
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 7 2014

The vast majority of councils are sharing services to an extent in an effort to reduce costs, new figures have revealed. According to data from the

Freedom of information: access denied by ministerial veto

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2014

Not since September 2012 when the Attorney General exercised powers under section 53(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) blocking the

New contractors' framework for schools and academies design and build projects

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 8 2014

A new Education Funding Agency (EFA) contractors' framework was launched in November 2013. Whilst this can be used mainly to design and build school

Government plans for the Student Loan Company - the implications for procurement... The debate continues ...

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 7 2013

Whether Universities are in or out of the public procurement regime is a continuing source of debate ... If the views of delegates at an education

Administrative Court clarifies law on judicial review time limits under CPR 54.5

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 20 2013

The Administrative Court has recently handed down its judgment in R (on the application of Maria Stella Nash) v Barnet London Borough Council & (1

Shared services: Mills & Reeve's Procurement Portal examines the key legal and practical issues

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 12 2013

The use of shared services as a means of delivering savings and efficiencies is increasingly common within both Further and Higher Education sectors

Further reforms of the Community Infrastructure Levy

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 15 2013

The Government has released a consultation paper on significant reform to the Community Infrastructure Levy ('CIL') regime. CIL was introduced in

Why not procure design and construction work yourself?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2013

Historically, most academy building projects have been procured by a local authority on the school's behalf. With the increase in the number of

Aggregation of the public interest in non-disclosure under different FOIA exemptions may be permissible

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2013

In a recent case involving High Speed Two Limited (HS2), the company responsible for the government's new high-speed rail route between London and