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Public procurement

Public procurement law is a highly regulated and complicated sector, so you need a firm that has the knowledge and experience to help you keep up to date with any developments and avoid often-expensive mistakes.

Mills & Reeve has a team of more than 20 specialist procurement lawyers headed up by Ruth Smith, who is acknowledged as one of the top procurement lawyers in the country. The team is also involved in the national Procurement Lawyers’ Association.

They advise a wide range of organisations including public, utilities, third-sector and private businesses. Whatever your procurement challenges, the team at Mills & Reeve will provide pragmatic advice, whether you need help with your procurement strategy for a pivotal project or a draft of an OJEU notice. They will give you the tools to manage your risks and work efficiently and cost effectively.

They have a wide range of experience, including: 

  • Advising on the first case that involved the lifting of an automatic suspension
  • Working on outsourcing and hybrid management projects
  • Major strategic procurement project work for the Department of Health, including advising on the procurement process
  • Successfully appealing against tender processes
  • Acting on multi-disciplinary construction consultancy framework agreements across multiple sites
  • Advising on multi-million pound education contracts.

Clients include Ministry of Defence, Department of Health, Financial Conduct Authority, Environment Agency, Universities UK, Willmott Dixon, British Council and numerous NHS bodies, universities and educational institutions.

‘Mills & Reeve “has a particularly well-deserved reputation for its procurement advice and litigation within the healthcare and universities sector” and the procurement team is “increasingly working with private contractors, who benefit greatly from its in-depth knowledge of the public sector”.’ — Chambers UK

Contact Ruth Smith for more information.

This material has been sourced from the Mills & Reeve website. Please go here for more details.

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