Automatic suspension not lifted ... sort of — Covanta Energy Ltd v Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

By Helen Prandy

It seems that there are still some procurement exercises under way that were begun before the implementation of the Remedies Directive in 2009. A procurement by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) was one of those procurements. Beginning in July 2006 and following a competitive dialogue procedure, MWDA was only in a position to award its contract in August 2013. That contract was very substantial with a value of more than £1bn.

The losing bidder after this protracted process was Coventa and it took legal proceedings to prevent the award of the contract to the winning bidder…

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