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Military housing presents construction and facilities management opportunities

United Kingdom - February 18 2011 We recently issued an e-update regarding the construction opportunities presented by the new MoD Framework Agreements....

Andrew Orr.


Scottish Budget update - Scottish Government confirms commitment to infrastructure investment, SFT and the NPD model

United Kingdom - November 18 2010 The Scottish Government announced its 2011-2012 spending plans and draft budget yesterday....

Andrew Orr.


BSF cuts leave councils and contractors in the lurch

United Kingdom - July 16 2010 Education Secretary Michael Gove announced last week that The Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme - the large, government-funded initiative responsible for the replacing and renewal of hundreds of schools and academies in England and Wales - is to be halted, with all BSF programmes which had not reached financial close being cancelled....

Andrew Orr.


ECJ rules on contract variations

European Union - April 15 2010 This week the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its judgment in Wall AG (C-9108), clarifying the test to be applied when a contracting authority seeks to vary an existing public contract, particularly in regard to where a sub-contractor is replaced, prior to or following contract award....

Duncan Osler.


Days are numbered for equivalent project relief (...or maybe not)

United Kingdom - March 1 2010 Prior to 1996 it was common for construction sub contracts to contain what were known as "pay-when-paid" clauses, restricting the right of a sub-contractor to payment from the main contractor until such time as the main contractor had itself recieved payment....

Lillian Mackenzie, Duncan Osler, Andrew Orr.