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PRACTICE: Pride, prejudice and procurement

07 November 2017  

Chris Hoyle highlights the practice of preliminary market consultations

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a public-sector body in possession of a good budget must be in want of a decent supplier. How then should they overcome their prejudices in order to find a supplier who can provide them with the best value-for-money solution to meet their requirements? To test the truth of that dictum, and with thanks to Jane Austen, I’d like to focus on the search for a ‘good wife’ and specifically consider the practice of preliminary market consultations. My starting point is Reg 40 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Young v Robson Rhodes (a firm) [1999] 3 All ER 524