Tired of lawyers holding things up? Looking for a law firm that can actually help achieve your objectives?
Simply offering a detailed account of public procurement law won't help clients get better value from their goods and services or establish good procurement practice. Wragge & Co's public procurement lawyers go beyond the letter of the law to provide practical and commercial solutions.
Working closely with the firm's outsourcing, commercial, technology, construction, regeneration, litigation and PFI lawyers, the team advises a wide range of clients affected by public procurement rules and the day-to-day conduct of significant tenders.
This approach helps central government departments, local authorities and other bodies comply with increasing levels of regulation. And it helps them achieve value for money through efficient procurement practice, navigate legal rules and overcome commercial obstacles.
Bleddyn Rees brings unique expertise to the Public Procurement team. Three years working in-house as general counsel at the Commercial Directorate of the Department of Health means added insight into the procurement issues the public sector and healthcare sector faces.
Bleddyn helped devise an innovative procurement strategy, opening up NHS services to competition from independent sector providers. The team provided procurement and competition advice on a wide range of tenders, including the competitive dialogue process used to establish the Commissioning Services Framework.
Clients receive support throughout the procurement lifecycle. From when to hold a competitive tender process and the design of tenders and tender documentation to litigation risk, the team advises on the strategic and process issues arising under EU and UK law.
Public procurement practice plays a vital role in delivering value for money for the taxpayer. If problems arise, and clients risk litigation, costs can escalate. The team boasts experienced litigation lawyers to help clients avoid costly litigation where possible.
Clients range from Amec and CapGemini to the Department of Health Commercial Directorate, Sanctuary Housing Association and the South West and South Central Strategic Health Authorities.