Procurement risk doesn’t end when a contract is entered into validly and without challenge. Any variation of a validly procured public contract must fall within one of the safe harbours in the Public Contract Regulations. If it doesn’t, it’s likely to amount to the unlawful direct award of a new contract. This can have unfortunate consequences for both contracting authority and contractor.
Lynsey Oakdene: Lynsey is a Director in our Dispute Resolution Team who specialises in all aspects of commercial disputes and regularly advises on a wide range of matters.
Kathryn Vickers: Kathryn is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution Team, known for her work resolving disputes through litigation, adjudication, or more often negotiation or mediation.
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