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Power up your procurement. Providing public sector organisations and utilities with advice on procurement strategy and risk management.


Providing solutions for bidding organisations when procurement goes wrong.

Procurement law can be a minefield. So it’s important to seek expert advice to make sure your procurement process is as risk-free as possible.

The team provides contentious and non-contentious support to public and private sector organisations, utilities and suppliers. Our combined expertise and experience mean that our commercial and pragmatic approach to risk is second to none.

We sit on the panels of organisations such as Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA), the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO), British Business Bank and PD Ports.

Whether you’re a bidder or a buyer, our legal experts can help you make sense of the rules and provide innovative solutions to your procurement needs.

See our contracting authorities specialisms
  • Procurement strategy and regulations
  • Procurement reform
  • Managed procurement service
  • 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
See our support for bidders specialisms
  • "Off-market" solutions to authorities where regulated procurement is not practical or desirable
  • Tender submission advice
  • Advising on bid strategies
  • Joint venture structures for development and regeneration
  • Strategy for challenging a procurement process and regulations
See our subsidy control specialisms

We have significant expertise in supporting the private and public sector on the subsidy control regime.

  • Whether the subsidy control regime applies
  • Application of the Subsidy Control Principles under the Subsidy Control Act 2022
  • Unlocking grant funding through opinions on subsidy control compliance
  • Funding agreements
  • Database reporting and transparency
  • SAU Referrals and appeals

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Key Contact

Alison Walton
Partner and Head of Procurement
The Team News Legal Commentary

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