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Anatomy of a procurement challenge

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

1 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, ME16 8RL

17:00 - 18:30


This seminar shall cover the new rules under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and what the impact of these will be on Contracting Authorities and unsuccessful tenderers.  This seminar is focused on when and how a challenge to a procurement process can be brought, and what both parties need to be aware of to make or combat these.

Topics will include:

– Factors which rise to grievance for unsuccessful candidates;

– Drafting and managing contentious post-results correspondence;

– What pressure points can tenderers or public authorities validly push?;

– Practical tips on diffusing potential problems without recourse to the courts; and

– Getting a procurement challenge before the courts.


Jonathan Parker, Director at Quigg Golden

Jonathan specialises in construction, engineering, energy and contract disputes along with procurement law.  He acts for clients in connection with litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration proceedings and related appeals, internationally and domestically.  He regularly advises on non-contentious matters such as contract selection, drafting and risk profiling.  Jonathan also has extensive knowledge on the legal obligations of procuring work including in depth knowledge of EU Public Procurement Laws.  His procurement work includes risk assessments and procurement process advice and drafting, through to challenging decisions of public bodies, or defending such challenges.

Places are limited and allocated by registering in advance only and will be on a first come first served basis.  Refreshments will be provided.


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