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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The contest,' said Pott, 'shall be prolonged so long as I have health and strength, and that portion of talent with which I am gifted.
Excisable articles were remarkably cheap at all the public-houses; and spring vans paraded the streets for the accommodation of voters who were seized with any temporary dizziness in the head--an epidemic which prevailed among the electors, during the contest, to a most alarming extent, and under the influence of which they might frequently be seen lying on the pavements in a state of utter insensibility.
Let us warm the bow and grease it--we will then make trial of it again, and bring the contest to an end.
Put it on one side--as for the axes they can stay where they are, for no one is likely to come to the house and take them away: let the cupbearer go round with his cups, that we may make our drink-offerings and drop this matter of the bow; we will tell Melanthius to bring us in some goats tomorrow--the best he has; we can then offer thigh bones to Apollo the mighty archer, and again make trial of the bow, so as to bring the contest to an end.
After the contest at Chalcis, Hesiod went to Delphi and there was warned that the `issue of death should overtake him in the fair grove of Nemean Zeus.
A double issue seemed to rest upon their contest, for their personal fame was at stake as well as their party's honor.
Then all the people shouted again, in token that the terms of the contest pleased them; and the archers waved their bows aloft, and wheeled into position facing their respective targets.
The winners then saluted the King and Queen, and withdrew for a space to rest and renew their bow-strings for the keenest contest of all; while the lists were cleared and a new target--the open one--was set up at twelvescore paces.
The herald then came forward again, and, instead of announcing the prize-winners, proclaimed that there was to be a final contest.
In proportion as the modern class struggle develops and takes definite shape, this fantastic standing apart from the contest, these fantastic attacks on it, lose all practical value and all theoretical justification.
They had furious contests with England for the dominion of the sea, and were among the most persevering and most implacable of the opponents of Louis XIV.
While the company is trying to attract as many people as possible, the company has stated that their primary focus is on attracting business owners to sign up for the contest.