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    18 March 2021
    Public Procurement webinar series - 18 March, 5 May and 8 June

    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    UK: Government programmes: managing your supply chain risks

    As businesses emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown, they are entering untested waters. While having to deal with the legal effects of the crisis, they must also review and restructure their contract terms in order to meet ...

  3. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    COVID-19 - Impact on public procurement around the world

    COVID-19 has disrupted a number of sectors on an international scale. At Bird & Bird, we recognise that a significant proportion of our client base supplies governments/public sector customers across a number of ...

  4. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    COVID-19: Urgency in Procurement and tenders

    All over the world, the demand for various healthcare-related products has increased and is very urgent because of the consequences of the COVID-19 virus (or Coronavirus), for example the demand for face masks and ...

  5. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    Public Procurement in the COVID-19 crisis: opportunities and challenges

    In their response to the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, contracting authorities within Europe have experienced many challenges.

  6. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    What does COVID-19 mean for public procurement in the UK?

    Clearly the spread of COVID-19 and the measures imposed by Government will have a significant impact on the supply of goods, services and works to the public sector. Supplies and services may be required urgently and/or ...

  7. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Airports and COVID-19: transitioning out of crisis mode

    Stuart Cairns, Partner in our London Commercial Team, and Head of our Airports group, chats with Nick Boud, Director Airport Consultancy at Helios, global aviation consultants, to discuss the impact of the pandemic on ...

  8. Legal news
    03 February 2021
    Procurement Green Paper Briefings: synopsis of the proposed changes

    On 15 December 2020, the Cabinet Office published its proposals for transforming the current public procurement rules. In the words of Lord Agnew, Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, the UK’s exit from the ...

  9. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    Bird & Bird Procurement Green Paper Briefings: the abolition of the standstill letter

    The UK Government Green Paper on Procurement (see Procurement Green Paper) proposes a number of radical reforms to encourage greater transparency in public sector contracting. While transparency has always been a ...

  10. Legal news
    06 January 2021
    Brexit: the end of public procurement rules or business as usual?

    The UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020. The transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement ended on 31st December 2020. Existing EU Treaties, EU free movement rights and the general principles of EU law now no longer ...