The public sector in the UK spends approximately £240 billion every year on the procurement of goods, services and works and our Procurement Team advises on every aspect of this market. We work with the public sector in setting up and running the competitive tendering exercises, and with the private and third sector in bidding for projects. Working with both the public and private sector gives us a crucial insight and ability to advise both sectors more effectively.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys handles procurement matters for educational institutions. Finance expert Tim Walker is also recommended.

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Robert Capper leads the team and has over 14 years’ experience of the procurement regulations, past and present, working on most types of public procurement and every type of procedure, including the Open Procedure, Restricted Procedure, Competitive Dialogue Procedure and Negotiated Procedure for both public contracts and utilities contracts.

For the public sector, or contracting authority, we can provide varying levels of assistance from ad hoc responses through to full support for the entire process covering areas such as:

  • Application of procurement regulations
  • Prior Information Notices (PIN)
  • Contract Notice
  • OJEU support
  • Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)
  • Invitation to Tender (ITT)
  • Frameworks
  • Evaluation
  • Bidder feedback
  • Alcatel standstill
  • Procurement challenges
  • Remedies Directive

For the private, or third sector, we can provide as much or as little support as you need. Typical issues we advise on include:

  • Understanding public procurement
  • Finding tender opportunities
  • Review of contract terms
  • Completing PQQs and ITTs
  • Dialogue with the public sector
  • Challenging decisions

We are always happy to discuss public procurement questions, so whatever sector you are, whether you are experienced in the area or not, please feel free to contact us to discuss your situation.

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