New law for public sector tendering

The government is proposing sweeping changes to the public sector tendering process, which will allow unsuccessful bidders to halt the award of any contract, pending a mandatory review process. The changes will force the government to explain how it

31st October, 2009

The government is proposing sweeping changes to the public sector tendering process, which will allow unsuccessful bidders to halt the award of any contract, pending a mandatory review process. The changes will force the government to explain how it awarded specific weighting criteria to bidders.

The draft legislation has been circulated by the Department of Finance to contracting agencies, including the Health Service Executive (HSE),Railway Procurement Agency and CIE. Currently, an injunction application or appeal...

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