Procurement strategies

We believe that the correct procurement strategy is crucial to running a successful construction project.

We believe that we provide a comprehensive service to clients: this includes advice regarding the correct procurement strategy.  We use our knowledge and experience of different approaches to setting up and managing a construction project, to help our clients obtain value for money.  We achieve this without creating tension between the client, its contractor and the wider professional team! 

As part of this we are not afraid to provide input into the procurement documents and the technical schedules, so that the procurement runs smoothly and the final construction documents work as a whole.

Our lawyers

Our team has lots of experience and has put in place a number of innovative strategies to deal with various issues that we have come across.

Our experience

We have a board range of experience advising on construction procurements. Recent examples of our experience include:

  • Preparing  procurement and construction documents for a University for a multi-million pound contractor framework (incorporating a suite of amended JCT contracts) for an eight year campus regeneration project.
  • Working closely with a University and their wider consultant team to put in place frameworks for contractors (incorporating a suite of amended NEC contracts) and a wide range of consultant disciplines. We provide ongoing support to the University on the management of this.
  • Advising an NHS Trust on the procurement of a multi-million pound FM contract (based on an NEC Contract).
  • Helping a government department complete a pathfinder project to appoint a single contractor to deliver a long term programme of flood mitigation works in the South East.
  • Working together with a developer on an urban extension to a market town including 6,500 new homes, 3 new primary schools and a secondary school. This is largely done by way of framework agreements and we are involved in the ongoing management of these.

Our clients

We have experience working with clients across a range of key sectors. Our clients include:

  • Education establishments
  • Government bodies
  • NHS trusts
  • Contractors
  • Developers

Legal resources you may find useful

Our procurement portal reveals our latest thinking on the big issues and changes in law affecting the procurement industry. It also includes downloadable resources and the latest guidance on state aid. You may also find our construction blog interesting.  We also write for professional and industry publications, including the Estates Gazette.

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