Partner in the construction and procurement team
I co-lead our procurement and construction team, helping registered providers, local authorities, arms-length management organisations and buying clubs with all aspects of procurement and related arrangements, including governance structures.
I also provide advice on improvement and defect remediation contracts including compliance with PCR 2015 (use of frameworks, “emergency” procurement and accelerated procedures) and forms of contract.
My nearly 20 years here at Anthony Collins Solicitors followed seven years in-house in local government. After some time specialising in governance and large regeneration projects (including PFI/PPP), most of my work recently has involved helping clients with procurement, development and maintenance arrangements.
I wrote the National Housing Federations' 'Guide to the EU procurement rules', 'Authoritative practical guidance to the housing sector', and is discussing a 3rd edition with the National Housing Federation. Subsequent publications include the 'Contract management guide', working alongside echelon Consultancy and 'Procurement in Practice: Avoiding the pitfalls and getting the best result'.
In the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, the Government signalled its desire to increase its control over procurements by all contracting authorities.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Queen’s Speech holds out the prospect of a 'Procurement Bill'. This is to implement the proposals in the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement.
This ebriefing considers the Government’s proposals to simplify the procurement procedures, as set out in Chapter 3 of the Green Paper entitled “Using the right procurement procedures”.
This ebriefing considers the Government’s proposals for challenges, as set out in Chapter 7 of the Green Paper entitled 'Fast and fair challenges'.
One of the stated aims of the Green Paper is “to deliver the best commercial outcomes with the least burden on the public sector".
The proposals concerning dynamic purchasing systems (DPS) and framework agreements are the most disappointing aspect of the Green Paper.
This is the next ebriefing in our series on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement, looking at the Chapter 4 proposals in relation to the selection of tenderers.
Next in our series of ebriefings on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement; looking at the Chapter 4 proposal to change the basis of contract awards.
This is the second in our series of ebriefings on the Government's Green Paper: Transforming public procurement. The first one on public procurement principles can be found here.
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