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Stephanie Rickard - Partner & Procurement Lawyer in Bristol - VWV Solicitors


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Procurement and Subsidy Control Lawyer in Bristol

How Can Stephanie Help You?

Stephanie leads our specialist Procurement and Subsidy Control team.

With over 20 years' experience advising on and managing complex and high value procurements and projects, Stephanie can advise on all aspects of your procurement process as well as advising on bringing and defending procurement challenges. Stephanie also advises on subsidy control, grant funding applications and ancillary competition law issues.

Stephanie acts for public sector organisations, universities and research organisations, healthcare professionals and other bidders.

Brexit has important implications for procurement and subsidy control. Stephanie can guide you through the changes and updating your procurement and subsidy control policies.

Meeting Your Needs

Stephanie's aim is to work with you to find practical strategies and risk-based solutions. She understands the need for high quality advice, delivered in a friendly and approachable way. She has a particular focus and interest in advising clients in the public sector and higher education sectors.

She can support your projects from conception to completion or provide support and assistance according to your requirements.

Stephanie can help you with planning and preparing your procurement strategy, drafting tender documents, designing the evaluation methodology and process, developing procurement compliance programmes, setting up and using framework agreements and advising on how to deal with procurement challenges. On subsidy control, she can advise on structuring agreements to ensure compliance, grant funding applications and collaborative projects.

On subsidy control, Stephanie can advise on structuring agreements to ensure compliance and can provide subsidy control opinions.

International Expertise

Stephanie's experience includes advising overseas bidders on navigating their way around the UK procurement rules and how to complain if the rules are not followed. She also has experience advising on the procurement process and documentation for international projects.

What Others Say

"Stephanie has wide knowledge and experience in procurement and discusses issues completely with the client and provides relevant advice." - Chambers & Partners 2024

"We like working with Stephanie. She is responsive and provides consistently reliable advice in some challenging and complex matters” - University client

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What You Might Like to Know

Stephanie is a member of the firm's Public Sector and Higher Education teams.

She provides regular training on procurement and subsidy control topics and has written for numerous publications. She is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association, where she has contributed to several working groups, most recently on Brexit.

Stephanie has also spent time working in-house on secondment in the rail sector and at the European Commission.

Outside of work, Stephanie is a keen cellist.