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If there are extenuating circumstances that delay a tender, is the court required to extend the deadline?

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asked Jan 18, 2013 in Legal and Disputes by Legal Expert (950 points)  
edited Feb 3, 2013 by Chris Corr

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No. In J B Leadbitter & Co Ltd v Devon County Council [2009] EWHC 930 (Ch) 124 Con Lr 135 (2009) CILL 2713, it was stated that although there is discretion to accept late submission of a tender, there was no requirement to do so, especially where it resulted      from the tenderers' fault. Proportionality would only apply where the late submission was due to the contracting authority's fault.
answered Jan 18, 2013 by Legal Expert (950 points)  
selected Feb 1, 2013 by Chris Corr