Changes in Procurement and PFI: hidden traps in contract award decisions and the contracts themselves

Changes in Procurement and PFI: hidden traps in contract award decisions and the contracts themselves


CategorySeminar Archive Author Marion Smith QC, Adam Robb QC, Parishil Patel QC Date

The seminar will be presented by Adam Robb and Parishil Patel and followed by a panel discussion featuring senior PFI and procurement practitioners Sean Wilken QC and Marion Smith.

The seminar will consider the vulnerabilities in and challenges to projects in Public, European and Commercial law from the outset through the life of the project. Specific topics include:

  • The key issues in dealing with any challenges – time limits, applications to set aside automatic stays, and claims for damages in relation to challenges to contract award decisions
  • The Compass decision
  • The common traps in PFI Contracts which will have ramifications throughout the life of the project including: the application of the points regimes in PFI contracts, dispute resolution clauses, entire agreement and sole remedy clauses


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