The Pros and Cons of Lots & Lotting in Public Procurement

3 Nov 2015
We have published a couple of articles recently covering some of the issues around “lots and lotting” and how they apply to public procurement. Here, we looked at the confusion in the EU regulations over the approach to lotting and how far contracting authorities have to go in following that...

To Lot or Not To Lot – Confusion Over EU Procurement Rules

2 Oct 2015
Running a workshop last week with around 30 public sector managers, we got into an interesting discussion about the EU procurement directives and the approach to “lots”. That was surprising perhaps, as few of the group were procurement experts, but the topic is having an impact on many managers...

2015 Challenges for Public Procurement – Austerity

25 Jan 2015
We listed our six challenges for public procurement in 2015 at the beginning of the month. Here they are again. Challenge no.1; Implementation of New Directives Challenge no.2; Austerity continues Challenge no.3; Social issues Challenge no. 4; Value and Innovation Challenge no.5; The Fight against...

New EU Directives on Abnormally Low Tenders – Implications for Procurement

22 Sep 2014
EU Public Procurement Directives targeting low tenders are beginning to be implemented following their adoption in April of this year. Three directives which would change the way public procurers treat abnormally low tenders (ALTs) must be implemented by member states before April 2016. However,...