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Public Procurement

Public Procurement Lawyers

EU public procurement and state aid issues continue to go up the agenda for both contracting authorities and suppliers where the pitfalls of non compliance can be significant. Our dedicated public procurement and state aid team has a strong national reputation and is rated by Legal 500 for its "commercial and pragmatic" advice.

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How Can We help?

Our clients include the full range of contracting authorities including local authorities, government departments/agencies, universities, NHS Trusts, social enterprises and many other public sector bodies. We also advise leading contractors bidding into procurement processes.


State Aid

In state aid, we advise on structuring transactions to manage risk including services of general economic interest, block exemption provisions, as well as clawback and funder issues.


Procurement Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Working with our specialist litigation team, we advise both contracting authorities and unhappy bidders on rights and remedies to challenge and defend public procurement outcomes. This experience includes automatic suspension proceedings and the full range of proceedings in the High Court and European Court of Justice.


In-House Experience

The group has extensive in-house knowledge and includes Mark Heath. We offer training to public sector clients on all of the issues including the new EU Directive and remedies rules.

As part of our commitment to the public sector, we are members of the Procurement Lawyers Association.


To discuss how our procurement lawyers can help you, please contact Stephanie Rickard on 0117 314 5675.

The immensely impressive team provides pragmatic, commercial advice to many public sector clients and local authorities.

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Meet the Team

Our approach and our legal advice is always tailored to the public sector context and audience.

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Allison Cook - Partner at VWV
Partner
Mark Heath - Public Sector Consultant at VWV
Consultant

Public Sector

Local Government

Stephanie Rickard - Partner at VWV
Partner

Procurement & State Aid

Higher Education

Public Sector

News & Events

 
Growth in VWV's Higher Education Team
Claire Turner, the former Director of Legal and Insurance Services at the University of Exeter, has joined VWV as a Consultant Solicitor.
17 Jun 2019
VWV's Private Client Team Grows Further
Our team in Watford continues to grow as Daniel Church joins the firm as a Private Client Partner.
14 Jun 2019