Advised a Local Authority on:

  • The exceptional circumstances in which the Council can use negotiated procedure without prior publication under regulation 32 Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).
  • The suitability or otherwise of Voluntary Transparency Notices (VEAT) under regulation 99 PCR 2015 and grounds for ineffectiveness.
  • A two-year managed service agreement worth circa £4m.
  • The Justification for the decision is that competition is absent for technical reasons and these are linked to the proposed local authority controlled company.
  • Contract award notice procedure, timescales and content.
  • The deed of variations to the existing contract. This include, price, payment mechanisms and specifications.
  • Procurement strategy and options which includes JV.
  • Currently working on a procurement project for two Councils following a competitive dialogue procedure.