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procurement


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 - April 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning conditions, the Highways Code of Conduct, and human rights and social services.

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Legal updates

Public procurement guidance for practitioners: preparation and planning

The European Commission has recently issued ‘public procurement guidance for practitioners’ on how to avoid common errors when running procurement and aims to offer practical assistance to those working within contracting authorities in the European Union.

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Legal updates

Procurement policy note: visibility of sub-contractors?

The Crown Commercial Service has issued a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) requiring organisations to ensure that their terms and conditions are updated to include obligations on suppliers regarding supply chain visibility.

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Legal updates

HMRC finally adds value to its guidance on the VAT treatment of grants and payments for services

When organisations receive grant funding, often from public bodies, a decision needs to be made on how the parties treat those funds for VAT purposes.

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