Meet our team / Andrew Millross

Andrew Millross


Consultant in the projects team

My role

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 experience

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’.

“Andrew Millross offers a very professional service. He assisted us during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Calls were dealt with promptly and efficiently.” – Legal 500, 2022

My specialisms

  • Public procurement
  • Construction
  • Structuring maintenance arrangements
  • Development arrangements and frameworks
  • Compulsory purchase


My latest articles

Playing with framework agreements
Playing with framework agreements

The Government’s guidance on using the Sourcing Playbook in conjunction with framework agreements raised a few eyebrows in our office. The guidance is intended mainly for Central Government and mandatory only for Central Government contracts.

Substantial change? Complete rubbish!
Substantial change? Complete rubbish!

In James Waste v Essex County Council, the High Court decided that a change to a waste contract was not substantial under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR). The judgment gives rare and valuable guidance on some of the tests to be applied to decide how far a contract can be modified without a new procurement being needed.

Bromcom case signals need to review tendering practices
Bromcom case signals need to review tendering practices

Bromcom Computers v United Learning Trust case has cast doubt on the legitimacy of some common tendering practices.

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