Public procurement

We help authorities achieve the best procurement outcomes and bidders maximise their chances of success.

To secure the best position, you need procurement expertise well before any competitive process begins. You will likely need to move quickly to gain advantage. We can help. Our team will support and guide you at a strategic and operational level, and at every step. We support with:

  • Developing and executing procurement strategy
  • Procurement documentation, from OJEU to standstill
  • Participation in dialogue 
  • Evaluation, standstill and award
  • Challenges and disputes
  • Contract variations and extensions
  • State aid, and risk assessment in line with all relevant guidance
  • Harnessing procurement law to maximum commercial advantage

Our lawyers

Our team is one of UK’s largest. We have a reputation for pragmatic, solution-focussed procurement advice which tackles the issues head-on and drives the right results.

Our experience

  • Implementing the Department of Health & Social Care’s Future Operating Model – delivering huge annual savings on the non-personnel spend of the NHS.
  • Supporting the Morpheus Programme, a £multi-billion complex procurement by the MoD to evolve and transform its Bowman battlefield and tactical communications system.
  • Procuring Dudley CCG’s innovative multispecialty community provider contract – a ground-breaking example of health and social care service integration for the benefit of a whole local population.
  • Delivering University Hospitals Birmingham’s £multi-million contract for a communications and network support service.

Legal resources you may find useful

Our Procurement Portal is the UK’s leading free-to-access resource on public procurement issues.

Did you know?

Mills & Reeve Sites navigation
A tabbed collection of Mills & Reeve sites.
My Mills & Reeve navigation
Subscribe to, or manage your My Mills & Reeve account.
My M&R


Register for My M&R to stay up-to-date with legal news and events, create brochures and bookmark pages.

Existing clients

Log in to your client extranet for free matter information, know-how and documents.


Mills & Reeve system for employees.