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Latest articles from Jill Fryer

  • Why modifying public contracts can be problematic

    Why modifying public contracts can be problematic

    Jill Fryer is a Senior Associate at Harper Macleod and has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in relation to public procurement. Here she looks at the minefield to be navigated when a contracting authority want to modify a contract after it has been awarded.

  • Brexit: what could it mean for the red tape of public procurement?

    Brexit: what could it mean for the red tape of public procurement?

    The UK's vote to leave the EU will have ramifications for almost every aspect of our lives and public procurement, where the vast majority of our national rules are derived directly from EU law, is no exception. Although we have been assured that "Brexit means Brexit", at the time of writing we are no clearer on what it will actually look like.

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    Are you prepared for the new Scottish Procurement Regulations?

    We will have new Scottish Procurement Regulations later this year or early next year. These will implement last year's EU directive, which has already been implemented in England & Wales. The new Regulations will introduce a number of important changes to the law and there will be further changes for Scottish public bodies to deal with when the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 comes into effect.