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The new Procurement Bill - MEAT to MAT. Significant change, or a question of semantics?
With the saying of a little bit of Norman French (“La Reyne le vault”) by the Clerk of the Parliaments in the House of Lords, Royal Assent to the Health and Care Bill was given on 28 April 2022.
Foundation Trusts and NHS England will need to apply a lower procurement threshold from 16 August 2021
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (the “Amendment Regulations”) have been published.
As we all know, the transition period is currently due to expire at 11pm on 31 December 2020. There may be further developments between now and then, but as matters stand, what will the procurement law regulations require as of 1 January 2021?
The Government has passed emergency legislation to relax UK competition law to help the economy and the NHS to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak. This note looks at the provisions which have been passed in relation to England only.
NHS England is taking on powers that are usually held by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to commission services in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government has issued its second Procurement Policy Note (PPN) on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement
The Government has issued its second Procurement Policy Note (PPN) in a week which sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The Government issues the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement
The Government has today issued the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement.
Procurement law post Brexit – does anything change for procurement practitioners at 11pm tonight?
This is a round up of some of the more significant decisions you may have missed over the summer holiday period.
The recent judgment in the case of Amey Highways Limited and West Sussex County Council  EWHC 1291 (TCC) deals in detail with the implications of abandonment and the effect of an abandonment decision on an existing claim. The Council had undertaken a competitive dialogue process to select a provider of highways maintenance services. Amey were unsuccessful in that competition by a difference in score of 0.03% against the winning bidder, Ringway.
The Cabinet Office has published Procurement Policy Note (“PPN”) 02/19, which confirms the actions that contracting authorities need to take in the event of a ‘deal’ or a ‘no deal’ Brexit. We summarise the draft advice provided below.
As discussed in our previous newsflash (December 2018), the public procurement position post-Brexit is expected, at least initially, to be largely the same as now, whatever the outcome of current debates.
Much has been written about the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan (“LTP”). The NHS Confederation has provided a particularly useful summary. The main focus of the plan is to implement a new service model, with particular focus on the improved access to services, early diagnosis and prevention of certain diseases (including diabetes, strokes, dementia and cancer), and improved access to mental health services for both adults and children. In order to improve access to services, the plan sets out ambitions for better integration between primary, secondary and community services for patients.