Looking in one direction, walking in another: does Government actually want to exclude SMEs from Public Procurement?

Entertaining as ever, Douglas Carswell MP takes to the Telegraph blog to make his point about what he sees as muddled economic (and indeed procurement) thinking in the Government’s recent action to centralise its presently diverse procurement function. Carswell’s real arguments hide behind a lampooning of the civil service objection to his characterisation of the…

Your Primer: when does a land deal have to be OJEU’d??

Local Partnerships, the Local Government Association and the British Property Federation have joined forces to produce a flowchart which has as its lofty goal to set out clearly and comprehensively the circumstances in which the Directives and Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) as interpreted by caselaw both at ECJ and domestic level apply to…