In welcome news for UK businesses who bid for overseas government contracts, the UK government has negotiated for the UK to continue as a party to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) from 1 January 2021 as an independent country.
Regular readers will know that we’ve written about collaboration before, but how can it be achieved? What options are out there for contractually encouraging and allowing collaboration? One option often cited, but not so often adopted is alliancing.
Last week, over 60 businesses in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority volunteered to refrain from using zero-hours contracts by signing up to the Good Employment Charter.
Under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, bidders who are successful in establishing that a public body has breached its duties in the running of a regulated tender are entitled to recover damages. Other remedies may also be available, depending on whether a contract has been entered into or not by the public body.
Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Legal 500 has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Education, Employment, Immigration and Local Government.
Losing a tender is never a welcome experience, especially when significant time and money has been expended on preparing your bid. In some cases, there may be good reasons to challenge the outcome legally. But what are the possible outcomes of challenging the award of a public contract?
Shortly before Christmas the judgement in the case of MLS (Overseas) Ltd v The Secretary of State for Defence EWHC 3389 TCC was released, containing important lessons for bidders and contracting authorities involved in public procurement.
The Modern Slavery Act requires all businesses with an annual global turnover at least £36 million to produce a modern slavery statement each year. It should include details of what (if anything) the business is doing to combat modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and supply chain – both in the UK and abroad. This should be published within six months of the end of their financial year. This statement must be published on the business’ website, with a link to it in a prominent place on the homepage.
The most important step in winning a public tender is writing a first-class bid. Making sure that your bid addresses each aspect of the tender questions and provides evidence where required is key to achieving that.