Public Procurement

Great procurement advice is all about getting the right result for your organisation. And we are all about providing practical legal support that makes regulated procurement happen, whether you’re a public authority, a utility or supplier to these sectors.

Just like any buying process, managing risk is so important. Contentious or strategic, our procurement lawyers work closely with your team, assess every potential risk before it becomes an issue and provide a strategy to move forward.

In fact – working closely with you – really is the key. That way we can understand the pressures you’re under – from stakeholders, funding deadlines or inherent risks. For us, it’s not simply about the letter of the law, it’s about providing practical solutions that get the results you want.

Support for contracting authorities

  • Procurement strategy and regulations
  • Shared service and in-house service provision
  • Urban regeneration and developments
  • Exclusion, selection and award criteria
  • Evaluation and moderation
  • Standstill and debrief issues
  • Challenges to the process
  • Substantial modifications to contracts during their term
  • Procurement training for in-house teams

Support for bidders

  • “Off-market” solutions to authorities where OJEU is not practical or desirable
  • Joint venture structures for development and regeneration
  • Strategy for challenging a procurement process and regulations

State Aid

We’re used to analysing scenarios to identify potential state aid and help you establish whether it is lawful or not. We can help reduce the risk of unlawful aid and provide letters of support to accompany bids for organisations that provide grant funding. We can also connect you with specialist counsel if particularly complex state aid situations arise.

Grant Funding Issues

Our team has vast range of experience of advising on grant funding conditions, including ERDF regulations and funding requirements. Often these sit alongside procurement requirements and underpin the importance of full procurement compliance and record keeping.   

Our lawyers can guide you through the process, with practical advice to help you proceed. We have reviewed funding conditions and prepared reports to grant recipients on their obligations in relation to procurement of funded goods, works and services. We have also advised clients on preparing for audit and supported them in threatened clawback situations.

To find out more, you can view our Public Procurement brochure here.

Key Contact

Alison Walton


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