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The European Commission has recently published the revised procurement thresholds that will apply to public bodies from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 (inclusive). In summary, the thresholds have reduced for almost all types of contract (with the exception of light touch services, which remains €750,000 for the public sector and €1 million for […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to announce the appointment of Angelyn Rowan as Partner in the Construction, Projects and PPP team. Angelyn strengthens the existing team bringing a wealth of experience advising both public and private sector clients in the areas of construction, procurement and PPP.  In collaboration with the partner-strong team, Angelyn will focus on […]

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On Wednesday November 13th, CMG Events will host a one day conference on Public Sector Tendering and Procurement, in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan. This year’s conference will offer strategic insights and advice from the country’s leading experts, on how to navigate the key areas of the public procurement process. Partner Clare Cashin will be speaking […]

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As published in The Sunday Business Post, October 6th 2019. Article by Quinton O’Reilly, featuring Partner Clare Cashin. From left: Gerald Knights, director of broking, DRS Bond Management; Stephen Hughes, head of construction, Enterprise Ireland; Pat Lucey, director for infrastructure, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd and president of the CIF; Sarah Murphy, managing director, […]

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Seventeen years after the seminal decision in SIAC Ltd v Mayo County Council 1 which established the test of ‘manifest error’, the Supreme Court has returned to examine the test by which a Court can review a public procurement process. Recently, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell handed down a unanimous judgment in a procurement challenge brought by […]

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Ireland’s National Transport Infrastructure Conference 2019 will take place on Thursday, June 20th at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. This conference will examine the requirements throughout the country to improve transport infrastructure and meet the expected 40% increased demand by 2033. Managing Partner, Philip Lee, will present on the day on contracts, procurement and […]

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The Irish public sector spent €12bn on goods, services and works last year according to the Office of Government Procurement.  As public bodies are required by European and Irish legislation to hold tender procedures for most contracts above €25,000, competition can be fierce amongst companies bidding for public contracts.   One win could open new markets […]

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In procurement litigation, there is often a requirement for the successful tenderer to make discovery of their tender documents – sometimes containing very sensitive and valuable technical and pricing data – which their competitors would love to see. One option to militate against the risk of disclosing confidential information to a potential competitor is by […]

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With less than 60 days to go until the UK leaves the European Union, Irish contracting authorities should review their existing tenders and contracts to mitigate the possible impact of Brexit. Brexit (in any form) not only impacts UK companies delivering public contracts in Ireland but also Irish companies with UK entities in their supply […]

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