What We Do
We can support your organisation whether you are running a public procurement process, or a provider participating in a public procurement as bidders.
In addition to our expertise in this area of law, we also bring together teams from our commercial, outsourcing, IT, real estate and tax groups, among others.
Our lawyers can provide specialist advice on:
- Whether your organisation is subject to the procurement regime
- Compliance with the regime for contracting authorities (including advising on process documentation)
- Identifying contracts and arrangements which sit outside the regime
- Challenges where processes may not have been followed correctly
Many of the organisations we work with have in-house drafting expertise. We can work with and support your in-house team by offering the right level of advice, which in turn can help keep costs down.
How Our Public Procurement Lawyers Can Help
Over the past decade, public procurement has moved to a more prominent position. During this period we have supported a variety of procurement processes, both on behalf of contracting authorities, and those organisations tendering for contracts.
As the new EU procurement directive beds in, we will continue to work with our clients to identify ways in which the modified regime may benefit them.
Our work on both sides of the public procurement process gives us a flexible outlook and the ability to see the wider picture. In consequence we are willing to challenge aspects of procurement processes on behalf of our clients, where necessary.
Recent Public Procurement Work Includes:
- We acted for Sheffield International Venues on the contract for the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, a large indoor sports facility
- We advised E2BN, an education services provider, on its procurement of broadband services
- We advised the Money Advice Service on the procurement of IT support services