Bird & Bird's Public Procurement webinar series 2020/2021

26 November 2020

12:00 - 13:00

Public and utilities procurement continues to be a fast-moving area in which legal, political and practical developments continuously impact and update practice. Keeping on top of these developments poses a challenge for contracting authorities and regulated utilities, but at the same time not doing so risks losing the opportunities that these changes can often present.

On top of this, public procurement is likely to be a topic of particular interest and scrutiny once the UK comes out of the so-called ‘transition period’ at the end of December 2020. Depending on how the UK/EU trade negotiations conclude, procurement may well be an area in which the UK Government sees real benefit in ‘diverging’ from our EU partners. Indeed, we await the publication of a Government Green Paper on this very issue.

Join our experts for a series of webinars addressing topical issues in procurement law. Each session will cover a different issue that our lawyers are increasingly asked to advise on, and will consider what a possible new regime might look like going forward. The sessions will be particularly relevant to public sector/utility procurement practitioners and lawyers.

26 November
12:00 - 13:00

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Procurement & Sustainability

How to build sustainability into a procurement process, including social value, economic and environmental considerations

16 December
13:00 - 14:00                                       

Procurement & Evaluation Exercises

The importance of designing robust evaluation criteria and maintaining appropriate documentation through a procurement, including a look at recent case law

12 January
12:30 - 13:30


Procurement & Innovation

How to adopt an alternative approach to public procurement to achieve more innovative solutions

Our intention is to continue the series on a regular basis throughout 2021, so please do keep an eye out for details of new sessions.

Bird & Bird goes above and beyond on tasks, bringing a creative imagination and experience from other projects to matters” – Chambers & Partners 2021, Public Procurement

We are looking forward to you joining us!