PLC Public Sector reports:
Public procurement litigation, as we often state, is on the rise. Rarely a week goes by without a new case highlighting an issue that impacts on how public procurement processes should be run. Taking account of these issues is of huge importance, with the risk that legal proceedings could stop an award process, potentially costing large sums of money and impacting on service delivery. However it is important that the focus on the process does not lead to the substance of any public procurement - the contract - being neglected.
In this post, we highlight two recent cases that may not necessarily have had the highest profile in the public sector but from which important lessons can be learnt.