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Articles Public Procurement 18th May 2020

Time limits for public procurement challenges

Lexis Nexis Local Government analysis written by Jonathan Lewis.

A reminder of the distinct approaches to limitation in procurement claims and judicial review (RiversideTruck Rental Ltd v Lancashire County Council—R(on the application of Riverside Truck Rental Ltd) v Lancashire County Council)

In this case, the claimant competed for a contract for the supply and maintenance of fleets of tractor cabs and trailers to a council-owned operator of waste processing facilities. Its tender was disqualified. It concurrently issued a claim in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), as well as a claim for judicial review in the Administrative Court. The TCC dismissed both claims as being out of time. The court distilled the principles governing limitation and applications for extensions of time in
the two different kinds of procurement challenge.

This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 11 May 2020, and is reproduced by kind permission of Lexis Nexis.  For more articles like this, please see here

 


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