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Steven Brunning

Partner

Partner in the project team

My role

I am a commercial and projects lawyer with significant expertise in public procurement law and technology procurement. I advise clients on technology, outsourcing and other projects in a range of sectors. This includes advising on procurement strategy and design, supporting clients throughout the procurement process and in contract negotiation and contract management. I also advise on subsidy control.

My experience

I have extensive experience advising central and local government, the wider public and private sectors on commercial projects, public procurement and related areas. Having spent many years in private practice and in-house within a large local authority and a technology SME, I am able to appreciate different stakeholder perspectives in complex projects and provide compliant, pragmatic and innovative solutions.

My specialisms

  • Procurement
  • Technology/ Information technology
  • Contracts
  • Subsidy control
  • Outsourcing/ Alliancing/ Joint ventures

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My latest articles

NHS bodies face triple penalty for improper framework call-off
NHS bodies face triple penalty for improper framework call-off

The High Court has just made its first contract shortening order under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).

Commercial purchasing tools – Part 2: A market for dynamic markets?
Commercial purchasing tools – Part 2: A market for dynamic markets?

In our second ebriefing on commercial purchasing tools in the Procurement Bill, we look at the provisions on dynamic markets and their likely practical implications.

Commercial purchasing tools – Part 1: Frameworks
Commercial purchasing tools – Part 1: Frameworks

Frameworks and dynamic markets will replace the rules in the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015 that apply to framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS), two commercial purchasing tools that have been used widely across the UK in recent years. This first ebriefing focuses on frameworks.

Open frameworks – mind the doors!
Open frameworks – mind the doors!

In this briefing, I provide some initial reflections on what the Procurement Bill 2022/23 has to say about open frameworks. As with other sections of the Bill, the drafting is somewhat convoluted.

Cabinet Office issues stock guidance on severing links with Russian and Belarusian contractors
Cabinet Office issues stock guidance on severing links with Russian and Belarusian contractors

Steven Brunning discusses the new Procurement Policy Note (PPN) from the Cabinet Office which requires organisations to consider how they can cut ties with companies backed by Russia and Belarus.