Public Sector Leisure Contracts - Procurement Issues & Tips Post Westminster, Good Law and the Green Paper
This topical webinar considers the implications for local authorities and their contractors of the recent Westminster and Good Law cases and proposed Procurement Bill.
It will also consider the contractual implications of closures, contract modifications, damages clauses, force majeure, frustration, current relevance of the Government’s procurement guidance on COVID-19, the implications of COVID-19 on new procurements and contracts, plus the options for authorities if there is contractual failure.
This webinar is designed for lawyers who are advising local authorities or contractors on procurement issues.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover an overview of the following:
- Westminster City Council v Sports and Leisure Management Ltd  - its facts, what was decided and the impact of the Good Law cases especially (R (Good Law Project) v Minister for the Cabinet Office  EWHC 1569 (TCC)). The implications of the Green Paper, Transforming Public Procurement and proposed Procurement Bill on the future options for leisure procurement
- Best practice procurement models, the implications of ‘light touch’ under the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and their application to existing contracts
- The key contractual issues when leisure services are externalised including the use of ‘industry standard’ contracts, their implications and any alternatives
- The implication of COVID-19 on current and future procurements and contract drafting
- Sound modifications because of COVID-19 post Good Law
- Contractual treatment of risk, different models of risk transfer and the implications when negotiating modifications on contractual acceptance of risk including force majeure provisions and frustration
- Managing contractual disputes within a continuing contract relationship
- Emergency options and the implications of contractor failure - closure, controlled company, taking services in-house or an urgent procurement
- How are lease relationships different from one with a contract and lease?
- Relevance of the proposed new subsidy control regime
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Tuesday 10th August 2021 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.
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