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procurement

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Public sector procurement is highly regulated and process driven. To avoid costly and time consuming legal challenges, access to expert advice is vital to public sector organisations. To ensure that competitors are not given unfair advantages, businesses competing for work from the public sector need experienced lawyers. From initial advertising to handling requests for information, our specialist team understands your environment and will work with you to provide pragmatic legal advice throughout the process.

what we do...

  • Our clients - Local Enterprise Partnerships, NHS Trusts, business enterprise organisations, local authorities, private sector companies engaged in procurements or otherwise seeking to challenge decisions to award contracts to competitors.

  • Our experience - advising both the public sector (social care, education, health, government bodies, local authorities, public/private partnerships) and the private sector (from listed plcs to SMEs trying to work with local authorities for the first time). We regularly act for a number of national central procurement bodies.

  • One of the largest specialist procurement teams in the Midlands, acting for clients nationwide.

  • Specialist advice - on all aspects of the public procurement regime pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and 2015, as well as the underlying EU directives.

  • We have developed innovative solutions to public to public cooperation and other types of shared service arrangements.

related resources

Legal updates

Public matters - September 2017

In this month's edition, we have updates on the study on the 'Legal Implications of Brexit', General Data Protection, contracts and Procurement.

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Legal updates

From a litigator's perspective: contract risks explained

Recent data shows that since the Brexit vote the amount of tenders increased with 50% more work put out to tender in the last three months of 2016 compared to 2015.

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Legal updates

Top ten tips for commissioners - procurement myth busting

As procurement lawyers we get to hear a full spectrum of views on procurement law, some positive but many not, often due to the way in which the rules are understood. With that in mind, here are our top ten procurement myths demystified.

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Legal updates

Recent developments in procurement policies

August 2017 saw the CCS release an update, covering developments, resources and commissioning opportunities including developments in procurement policies.

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