contestability

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contestability

The ability to challenge or compete, specifically regarding a contract for goods or services in the UK. Contestability is integral to NHS policy, and central to ensuring fair competition within the market for NHS funded services.
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It is well known that in the course of the contest Mr.
Then the trumpet sounded, and the crowd became silent while the herald announced the terms of the contest.
The Socialist and Communist literature of France, a literature that originated under the pressure of a bourgeoisie in power, and that was the expression of the struggle against this power, was introduced into Germany at a time when the bourgeoisie, in that country, had just begun its contest with feudal absolutism.
But, suitors, as the contest has been agreed upon, let it go forward.
And thus the people triumphed, after this long contest for the privilege of expending their own money as they saw fit.
It beats and throbs like a pulsating heart within her iron ribs, and when it stops, the steamer, whose life is not so much a contest as the disdainful ignoring of the sea, sickens and dies upon the waves.
She felt that the contest was unequal--that she was unable to put forth her best efforts.
There were no spectators of our contest except now and again some loiterer in the Gardens who little thought what was the stake for which we played, but cannot we conceive Barbara standing at the ropes and agitatedly cutting down the daisies every time David missed the ball?
At his lowest ebb, when his black suit was in pawn, he made a ten-strike - or so it seemed to him - in a prize contest arranged by the County Committee of the Republican Party.
They assembled on a certain day to carry out their purpose, and sharpened their horns for the contest.
For an instant he seemed to see this unnatural contest between a dead intelligence and a breathing mechanism only as a spectator--such fancies are in dreams; then he regained his identity almost as if by a leap forward into his body, and the straining automaton had a directing will as alert and fierce as that of its hideous antagonist.
On the eve of the contest the peasants flocked in from the whole district of the Medoc, and the fields beyond the walls were whitened with the tents of those who could find no warmer lodging.