Archive for the 'tenders' Category

Strong Segurança SA v Município de Sintra and another – WLR Daily

Strong Segurança SA v Município de Sintra and another (Case C-95/10); [2011] WLR (D) 99

“Article 47(2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC (permitting an economic operator participating in a public tendering process for the provision of services to rely on the capacities of other entities, provided that it could prove that it would have at its disposal the resources necessary) did not apply to contracts which had as their object services referred to in Annex IIB of the Directive, such as the provision of surveillance and security services. However member states and, possibly, contracting authorities, could provide for that which article 47(2) permitted in, respectively, their legislation and the documents relating to the contract.”

WLR Daily, 17th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Risk Management Partners Ltd v Brent London Borough Council and another – WLR Daily

Risk Management Partners Ltd v Brent London Borough Council and another [2011] UKSC 7; [ 2011] WLR (D) 42

“A group of local authorities who awarded insurance contracts to a mutual insurance company they had set up for that purpose, without putting the contracts out to competitive tender, had not been acting contrary to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.”

WLR Daily, 10th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Law firms win judicial review case against LSC – The Lawyer

“Two law firms, Public Interest Lawyers and RMNJ, have successfully fought a judicial review case against the Legal Services Commission (LSC).”

Full story

The Lawyer, 20th December 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

New legal aid court challenge set to proceed – Law Society’s Gazette

“A High Court judge has refused an injunction that could have further delayed the start of the new mental health and public law legal aid contracts – but awarded a protective costs order to enable a legal challenge to the two Legal Services Commission tender processes.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 8th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society wins family tender challenge – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has won its High Court challenge to the Legal Services Commission’s family tender process.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette. 30th September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Tribunal orders Government department to release IT contract details – OUT-LAW.com

“The Information Tribunal has ordered a Government department to publish most of the till-now withheld details of a major IT contract after ruling that the public interest was served better by disclosure than secrecy.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 24th September 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Law Society puts legal aid tender case to the High Court – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society warned that the Legal Services Commission’s family tender process will restrict access to justice for victims of domestic abuse, forced marriage and children, as its judicial review of the tender process began in the High Court today.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors queue up to sue LSC – Law Society’s Gazette

“Pressure is mounting on the Legal Services Commission over its handling of the tender for civil legal aid contracts, as it faces a growing number of judicial review challenges to the process, and talks with the Law Society broke down.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 16th September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Firm claims sex discrimination in legal aid tender – Law Society’s Gazette

“A London firm has claimed sex discrimination in judicial review proceedings challenging the Legal Services Commission’s refusal to award it immigration and community care contracts.”

Full  story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

LSC reverses contract decision following judge’s warning – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Legal Services Commission has averted one legal challenge to its tender process by awarding a social welfare contract to a Birmingham firm which sought a judicial review of the LSC’s initial decision not to make an award.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society commences court action over tender process – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society is taking the Legal Services Commission to court seeking a declaration that the family tender process and outcome are ‘unlawful’, and asking for a suspension of the new contracts.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 27th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Firms seek to launch High Court challenge to LSC tender process – Law Society’s Gazette

“Some 31 firms across the north-east have joined forces in a bid to launch a High Court challenge to the Legal Services Commission’s recent family tender process, the Gazette has learned.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 19th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal aid cuts put access to justice at risk, say lawyers – The Guardian

“Thousands of the most vulnerable people risk being denied emergency access to free advice from lawyers following major changes to the way legal aid is delivered, family law experts warn today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th august 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family judges alarmed over legal aid tender – Law Society’s Gazette

“The head of the family courts has warned the Legal Services Commission that he has been ‘inundated’ by family judges expressing serious concerns over the outcome of the family legal aid tender, in a letter seen by the Gazette.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal aid lawyers facing fight to survive after tendering shake-up – The Guardian

“This week is crunch time for legal aid lawyers. The results of a big Legal Service Commission (LSC) tendering exercise means that firms could face closure and lawyers end up on the dole.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Straw announces legal aid reforms – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice has announced new proposals for the tendering of criminal legal aid services with the aim of delivering significant savings to taxpayers and a more sustainable future for the legal aid budget.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

HP ordered to pay £200m within two weeks in interim damages ruling – OUT-LAW.com

“The High Court has ordered Hewlett-Packard to pay BSkyB £200 million in interim damages, according to press reports. The interim award follows a ruling last week over a contract tendering process.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Ruling gives companies time and certainty in public procurement disputes – OUT-LAW.com

“Companies now have more time to file legal objections to the award of public contracts after Europe’s top court overturned UK procurement law. The Government will have to re-draft its regulations and the ruling will take immediate effect.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 1st February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Slaughter may lose its legal stranglehold on banking – The Times

“Slaughter and May could lose its crown as the Government’s preferred legal adviser on the banking crisis. In the biggest legal shake-up since the bank bailouts started two years ago, the Treasury is asking other firms to tender for the business.”

Full story

The Times, 29th October 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Legal aid tendering proposals postponed – The Independent

“Ministers have postponed plans to make law firms bid for criminal legal aid work.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lawyers claim bidding system for criminal defence work may be illegal – The Guardian

“Government proposals to introduce competitive tendering for criminal defence work will ‘savagely reduce’ the number of firms, lawyers say, and may be unlawful in their disproportionate impact on minority lawyers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Council rejection of bungled electronic tender was fair, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

“A building firm which forgot to attach files to its electronic tender for work has failed in its attempt to force a local authority to consider its bid. The High Court has said that the local authority did not have to accept the mistaken tender.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th May 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Bar Council warns that Best Value Tendering scheme is flawed – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council’s working group on Best Value Tendering (BVT) has warned that the Legal Services Commission’s (LSC) ideas will damage quality, reduce choice, and harm diversity. The Working Group, which is chaired by Vice-Chairman of the Bar Desmond Browne QC, has responded to the LSC Consultation Paper on BVT.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Best Value Tendering & One Case One Fee – The Bar Council

“Desmond Browne QC’s address to the Bar Council on 26 January 2008 regarding the creation of the One Case One Fee (OCOF) Working Party.”

Best Value Tendering and “One Case One Fee” – The Legal Services Commission’s Proposals: Report by Desmond Browne to the Bar Council: Sat 26 January 2008 (Word)

The Bar Council, 31st January 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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