Meet our team / Andrew Millross

Andrew Millross


Consultant in the projects team

My role

I am a senior member of our procurement and construction team and help registered providers, local authorities, arms-length management organisations and buying clubs with all aspects of procurement, maintenance and improvement contracts and related arrangements, including governance structures. I also advise on the construction and procurement aspects of new build including with modern methods of construction. I lead our work in keeping the NHF Schedule of Rates Form of Contract up to date.

My experience

I have over 25 years of experience at Anthony Collins, following seven years in-house in local government. After some time specialising in governance and large regeneration projects (including PFI/PPP), most of my work since 2005 has involved helping clients with procurement, maintenance and development arrangements.

My publications include the National Housing Federations’ Guide to the EU procurement rules, Procurement in Practice: Avoiding the pitfalls and getting the best result and I worked with Echelon Consultancy to write the NHF Contract management guide (2nd edition published in 2020).

“Andrew is very pragmatic and commercially minded in his advice.” Chambers and Partners, 2024

My specialisms

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


My latest articles

Submerged in detail – Part 2 consultation on notices under the draft Procurement Act
Submerged in detail – Part 2 consultation on notices under the draft Procurement Act

It has been a little while now since we responded to this Cabinet Office consultation. Read some of the points we made in our response to the consultation.

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.

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