Standstill Periods in Awarding Part B Service Contracts

27 Feb 2009

Federal Security Services Ltd. v Chief Constable for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Resources Group Ltd.

Re-produced in [2009] E.C.L.R. 329.  The operation of the “standstill period” under Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 is now embedded in the operation of UK procurement law.  This is a 10 day period between the decision to award a public contract and the actual conclusion of the contract and is intended to give unsuccessful tenderers an opportunity to challenge the decision before their rights to obtain relief other than damages are closed off by the existence of the contract in question.