In the wake of Carillion's collapse, MPs are being called upon to investigate the government's tendering process - were contracts tendered on 'abnormally low' bids before Carillion went bust?

In The Times The Brief, specialist construction partner, Peter Kitson, said "that most Carillion contracts were made under public sector procurement rules that required Whitehall and local government clients to investigate and possibly exclude any tender whose bid was 'abnormally low'".

He went on to comment on how the regulations or process may have failed and whether those same procurement rules allow for emergency replacement contracts.

Peter's comments are available to view by subscription on The Times The Brief website.

Peter specialises in non-contentious construction and procurement law. He drafts and negotiates development agreements, building and engineering contracts and professional appointments as well as advising on procurement and contract strategy. Peter also provides on-going advice and support in relation to the effective management of existing construction contracts.