February 22nd, 2021 by James Goudie KC

R (Good Law Project) v SoS for Health and Social Care (2021) EWHC 346 (Admin) concerned the award of contracts relating to Covid-19. The SoS was in breach of the PCR 2015 Regulation 50 obligation to publish a Contract Award Notice. Chamberlain J said at para 140 that this obligation “serves a vital public function”. It is no less important during a pandemic. It is particularly important where contracts have been awarded without an open advertised tender process.

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