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- Can a local authority allow entities that are not contracting authorities to purchase off a framework for above threshold light touch services the local authority has set up?
- Is a public body required or should they in best practice contractually require a party to provide evidence in relation to the section 41, FOIA exemption so that the authority can take this into account in determining whether or not the exemption applies?
- In an application for judicial review, when does the bundle of documents have to be filed? Is it at the same time as the claim form?
- Is it permissible to include an interview stage in the award of a contract pursuant to an above threshold works contract being procured by the open procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?
- If an internal report is requested under FOIA and will be disclosed, can contact details contained in the report be redacted?
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