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Alex Watts : Yes. But do not be confused into thinking all public bodies are one,
Alex Watts : The NHS can contract with say HM Treasury as they are separate legal bodies.
Alex Watts : The public sector organisations can contract with the UN or WHO as there are all individual public nodies
Alex Watts : bodies
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
JACUSTOMER-1owv6moy- : Thanks for the quick response. In this context how would you know what public bodies are separate entities and when would a memorandum of understanding need to be used?
JACUSTOMER-1owv6moy- : P.s To put this in a bit of context I am a procurement professional- working as an independent consultant.
Alex Watts : Just to say I am not a dedicate procurement lawyer although I do work for a LA
Alex Watts : A memorandum of understanding can be used where a formal contract is not in place. This just simply sets out an agreement of what the parties want to achieve.
Alex Watts : In itself it is not a binding contract, it is just more of a loose agreement between the parties.
Alex Watts : It is more of a loose agreement and sets out what the parties want to achieve.
Alex Watts : But there are no real contractual rights as a formal contract.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this please?
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