The High Court has largely dismissed the Ministry of Justice’s attempt to strike out claims by an unsuccessful bidder alleging breach of procurement rules in relation to a contract for the supply of frozen food for prisons (in Harry Yearsley Limited v The Secretary of State for Justice). The claims concerned the criteria and weightings used in assessing tenders and alleged derogation by the successful bidder from the required product standard. The High Court did strike out one claim, in relation to the conduct of the electronic auction, on the basis that it was time-barred. However, it considered that the other claims raised issues that should go to trial and could not be dealt with at summary hearing.