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Andrew Millross

Partner

Partner 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

Blog


My latest articles

Procurement Bill – Problems with exempted contracts
Procurement Bill – Problems with exempted contracts

Schedule 2 of the Procurement Bill contains a list of exemptions to the procurement rules that are very similar to those found in Regulations 7 to 17 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).

Procurement Bill – Teckal truncated and the group structure exemption endangered
Procurement Bill – Teckal truncated and the group structure exemption endangered

The latest iteration of the Teckal test in the Procurement Bill potentially involves a significant narrowing of the Teckal exemption. This has major implications for group structure.

Procurement Bill – Uncertainty on even the first page
Procurement Bill – Uncertainty on even the first page

In my recent blog, I said that we would be issuing a series of ebriefings and blogs highlighting issues with the Procurement Bill. This is the first of these.

National procurement policy statement – the cart before the horse?
National procurement policy statement – the cart before the horse?

In the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, the Government signalled its desire to increase its control over procurements by all contracting authorities.

Agreement for lease or public works contract? Austria no longer destined to find out the hard way!
Agreement for lease or public works contract? Austria no longer destined to find out the hard way!

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.

Procurement Bill and the transforming public procurement Green Paper
Procurement Bill and the transforming public procurement Green Paper

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.

Simplified procedures under the transforming public procurement Green Paper
Simplified procedures under the transforming public procurement Green Paper

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”.

Neither fast nor fair – proposals for challenges in the transforming public procurement Green Paper
Neither fast nor fair – proposals for challenges in the transforming public procurement Green Paper

This ebriefing considers the Government’s proposals for challenges, as set out in Chapter 7 of the Green Paper entitled 'Fast and fair challenges'.

No marks from us for DPS+ or framework proposals – transforming public procurement Green Paper
No marks from us for DPS+ or framework proposals – transforming public procurement Green Paper

The proposals concerning dynamic purchasing systems (DPS) and framework agreements are the most disappointing aspect of the Green Paper.

The transparency paperchase – transforming public procurement Green Paper
The transparency paperchase – transforming public procurement Green Paper

One of the stated aims of the Green Paper is “to deliver the best commercial outcomes with the least burden on the public sector".