The law of public procurement evolves rapidly from year to year. Northern Ireland is a particular hotspot for challenges, the decisions in which can substantially impact upon how you tender for public sector contracts.
This seminar will delve into some of the more complex and contentious aspects of procurement. It will consider practical issues stemming from recent case law, including issues arising during the evaluation process; late tender submissions; and abnormally low tenders. It will also look at the approach to commercially sensitive information submitted as part of a procurement process, as well as the interaction between procurement and state aid.
The seminar will summarise the impact of some of the key cases of 2017 and will identify emerging trends in 2018. It will be of use to contractors and those who participate in public sector procurement.
Micaela Diver is a partner at A&L Goodbody, specialising in procurement law. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious procurement matters. Micaela provides assistance to clients at all stages from tender preparation and assistance during the procurement process through to contract management issues. She has extensive experience in the High Court in both initiating and defending procurement challenges. Micaela regularly advises private sector clients and high profile public sector clients on complex issues such as contract modifications, bribery and collusion and framework agreements. She has particular experience in construction related projects.