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17 November 2021 | Webinars | Article by Emily Powell

Webinar: Directly awarding contracts whilst following the rules replay

The third session in our Build conference, Emily Powell examines the circumstances where it is possible to directly award, extend or modify contracts during their terms.

The Cabinet Office confirmed that the direct award of public contracts was possible by relying on the extreme urgency brought about by the Covid outbreak, but certain tests had to be met. Emily Powell, Partner in our Commercial team, examines the circumstances where it is possible to directly award contracts, extend or modify contracts during their terms or accelerate a standard procurement procedure without finding yourself in deep water and ensure you follow the right steps to protect against a successful legal challenge.

Author bio

Emily is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial team. Emily specialises in commercial law, public procurement and subsidy control. Emily has advised housing associations on their procurement processes and can provide a complete legal service for all procurement and project requirements. Emily also hosts a forum for ‘heads of’ procurement working within the social housing sector.

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