Gayle MonkSenior associate
Senior associate in the governance and commercial team
I am a senior associate working with councils and the wider public, private and third-sector clients on their relationships, both contractual or corporate. I advise on public procurement and state aid, and the delivery of public services through contracts, joint ventures or other vehicles. I focus on achieving social value and community benefit through those public services
I have advised councils and others in the public sector on their procurement processes and contracts, and alternative delivery models for public services including Teckal and trading companies and joint ventures. I have also advised third and private sector organisations on their relationships with the public sector, be it through Big Lottery or EU funding, or through public procurement processes.
For as many local authority vehicles that exist, there are reasons for creating them, and more.
This White Paper concentrates on three themes: getting the right homes built in the right places, speeding up house building, and diversifying the market.
The guidance is little more than a précis of the social and environmental aspects of European procurement rules as implemented by the Regulations (and, if you don’t want to read the guidance or the Regulations, perhaps read our earlier précis here).
Following a judicial review, the Regulations state that waste collection authorities (and others which collect waste paper, metals, plastic and/or glass) must do so by way of separate collection.
The provisions caused great controversy in the last stages of debating the Bill before it was enacted, and particular provisions have now been included in relation to the potential for local authorities to offset the requirement to make payments to the Secretary of State (“SoS”) where agreement is reached that they will provide further social housing.
What do we need to do now? The legislation imposes obligations on the company that is required to maintain a PSC Register, rather than on any person or entity that should be included in that Register.
A country that lives within its means: Spending Review 2015, published on 21st July, presents some hints as to what the government is expecting its departments, and others in the wider public sector working under those departments, to do to implement the prescribed cuts.
[media id=696] A country that lives within its means: Spending Review 2015 presents some hints as to what the government is expecting its departments, and others in the wider public sector working under those departments, to do to implement the prescribed cuts.
Pressetext confirmed that to change a contract in a material way was to defeat the purpose of the original competition to such an extent that, if a challenge were received, the courts would say to the purchaser: “start again”.
The 2014 Directive spells it out, though, in just its second Recital: “Public procurement plays a key role in the Europe 2020 strategy… as one of the market-based instruments to be used to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth while ensuring the most efficient use of public funds.
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