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Emily Heard reviews the legal considerations governing price/quality evaluations

In the current economic climate, establishing a price/quality evaluation model that delivers the right level of quality at the best possible price is important. There is not a single ‘best practice’ model. In this article I look at a variety of different models that exist, and provide some insight into potential pitfalls if using particular models.

Emily Heard weighs up the adequacy of damages and the lifting of the automatic suspension when profit is not the only consideration

In the recent High Court procurement challenge of Perinatal Institute v Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership [2016], the court lifted the automatic suspension, holding that while there was a serious issue to be tried, damages would be adequate for the claimant, and further that the balance of convenience favoured lifting the suspension.

Emily Heard questions whether updated procurement rules to support Britain’s steel industry have changed anything

On 3 April 2016, the government announced ‘new measures’ that it said would allow British steel companies to compete on a level playing field for public sector contracts.

The EAT has revisited the vexed question of whether the Acas Code of Practice applies to dismissals for ‘some other substantial reason’, write Sarah Lamont and James Gutteridge

Since the entirely unlamented demise of the statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures back in 2009, employers have been required to follow the Acas Code of Practice (the Code) when dismissing for misconduct or capability. Many employment practitioners hoped that the new regime was the dawn of a new age of reason and clarity, after the confusion of the statutory procedures.