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Procurement and Outsourcing Journal: May/June 2016

David Sawtell reviews recent guidance on the American Cyanamid test

Applications for interim injunctions are frequently made urgently, with limited opportunity for a careful consideration of the case law. If a respondent is given informal notice of an application, their legal team will likewise need to move rapidly. Practitioners, therefore, need to be alert to developments in the law ahead of the telephone call from their client.


John Bosworth summarises changes to permitted developments and a further blow to launderette users

From 6 April 2016, amendments are made to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO 2015). The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 (the Amending Order) introduces new permitted development (PD) rights and puts the office-to-residential right on a permanent footing.

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.


Edward Bennett assesses the value of SIAM and multi-sourcing in 2016

In an economic climate where chief technology officers (CTOs) are increasingly required to deliver ever more for less, the service integration and management (SIAM) tower model was much-discussed in 2015. The SIAM tower model generates significant press and controversy, belying the fact that it is, in reality, a variant on a more familiar multi-sourcing model, evolved to recognise and provide for the reality that many businesses do not have the experience and capability to manage multiple suppliers.


Paul Smith examines the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan

On 23 March 2016 the government published a new National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (the NIDP) outlining the government’s infrastructure priorities for the next five years and beyond. Improving visibility for the investor community and the supply chain, the plan details the government’s infrastructure plans for £483bn worth of planned investment in all sectors across the UK, which for the first time also includes the delivery of social infrastructure. Around £300bn of the intended investment has been allocated to the delivery of infrastructure over the next five years.

John Houlden and Adrian Martin consider the handling of TUPE in procurement documents

A bid team treads a delicate line when it seeks to present a confident and apparently certain solution to a purchaser’s needs if that solution will involve changes for employees. A bidder should therefore have regard to the potential employment law ramifications of what it says in its bid document.

Jonathan Bower and Richard Guyatt report on the White Rose carbon capture project

The recent decision by the Secretary of State (SoS) to refuse the application for the development consent order (DCO) for the White Rose carbon capture project came as no surprise in light of the government’s announcements on the closure of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Commercialisation Programme at the end of 2015. That programme would have provided funding to deliver these embryonic projects.

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In the first of a two-part analysis, Dr Sam De Silva looks at the use of the outsourcing contract to manage security risks

The implementation of outsourcing often brings significant changes to the business processes of the customer. To successfully plan and implement these changes is one of the main challenges in outsourcing. Other significant challenges have their origin in security, mainly because some parts of the customer’s IT infrastructure and processes are now under the control of a third party, the outsourcing service provider.