Procurement expertise

Public procurement law affects any organisation that takes public money - this can be a local authority, a charity or a business receiving state or EU funding. Whatever the nature of their business, our clients know they can rely on Spearing Waite for pragmatic, informed and supportive legal advice.

Specialist public procurement expertise from Spearing Waite

If you are involved with government procured projects, or receive public money or funding , you will need to give detailed consideration to Public Procurement law.

Spearing Waite’s lawyers have considerable experience in advising on the applicability and management of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the State Aid Regulations.

Our public procurement specialists advise a number of industry sectors on their procurement needs including the Healthcare sector (including s.75 Agreements and the National Health Service Procurement Regulations), Social Housing, Rail, Construction, Charities and Education (Academies and Building Schools for the Future).

Spearing Waite’s public procurement lawyers can assist with:

  • Compliance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the State Aid Regulations.
  • Compliance with advertisements in the Official Journal of the European Union and on tendering requirements.
  • Constructing tenders for procurers of work to comply with EU procurement law and in helping to mitigate risk of tender challenge through comprehensive specification development and the use of VEAT notices.
  • Advising public sector bodies on the spinning out of parts of their offering to public service mutuals.
  • Advising the health sector on compliance with EU procurement law, domestic procurement under the National Health Service Regulations 2013 and the structuring of local authority services under partnering agreements such as the s.75 Agreements for clinical commissioning groups.
  • Advising on the application and compliance with State Aid Regulations and European funding such as European Regional Development Fund and Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Our dispute resolution team can assist clients involved in responding to or bringing tender challenges.

“We understand public procurement law and are able to translate it into jargon-free, commercial advice that helps our clients achieve their objectives.”

Piet van Gelder

Partner and public procurement specialist

For advice on a public procurement matter contact us via the form below or call our legal experts on +44 (0)116 262 4225

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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