Meet our team / Steven Brunning

Steven Brunning


Head of public procurement

My role

I lead our expert and very experienced public procurement team. I advise on all aspects of public procurement law across our key sectors including strategy and design, advising clients throughout the procurement lifecycle and in relation to procurement challenges. I am a visiting lecturer on the Executive Programme in Public Procurement Law and Policy at the University of Nottingham, a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association and am completing a PhD in public procurement law. I also advise on subsidy control and support clients on a range of projects and funding programmes.

My experience

I have extensive experience advising central and local government, the housing sector and the wider public and private sectors on public procurement, subsidy control and a range of commercial projects . Having spent many years in-house within a large local authority and a technology company prior to joining Anthony Collins, 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


My latest articles

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.

The Procurement Bill moves house
The Procurement Bill moves house

The Procurement Bill moved to the House of Commons on 14 December 2022. We highlight just some of the many changes to the Bill since it was first published.

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