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Bevan Brittan LLP

Public Procurement

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What the team is known for

Represents NHS trusts, local authorities and private and third sector contractors in all aspects of the tender process. Formidable litigation arm dedicated to procurement challenges. Extensive experience advising on urban regeneration projects.

Strengths

One client says: "They're supportive and responsive."

"The team understands its clients, has a commitment to the public sector and is knowledgeable on the specifics of healthcare and local government," a source notes.

"They're resilient, prompt, thorough and approachable," a client reports.

Work highlights

Advised Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust on a £35 million staff and students housing partner (SSHP) procurement.

Notable practitioners

Emily Heard is a leading healthcare procurement challenges specialist, acting for NHS trusts and local authorities, and private and third sector bidders. She also acts for contracting authorities and claimants in challenges concerning transport infrastructure.,"A talented litigator who understands the situations clients find themselves in."

Fran Mussellwhite concentrates on litigation relating to procurement decisions in healthcare and local government services. She has particularly extensive experience with transport-related claims.,"A level-headed, practical procurement lawyer."

Susie Smith has deep experience advising clients within the public, private and utilities sectors at home and abroad on all manner of procurement-related issues, such as EU state aid rules, PPP and novel purchasing models.
"Susie applies her technical knowledge of the law to reach practical solutions."

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Overview

Procurement is at the heart of what we do. We have a long heritage in delivering innovative solutions. We provide practically focused advice on a range of delivery models for regulated procurement, covering the public sector, utilities and concessions rules.

Our highly renowned and specialist team of lawyers work in many different sectors including waste and energy, transport, justice, health, education, housing, defence, construction and regeneration.

We act for purchasers planning and running regulated procurement processes, and also for bidders participating in tenders.

Our purchaser clients include: central government departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies; local government; the NHS; education providers; and housing associations. Our team work with utilities purchasers active in the energy and transport sectors. We often advise business clients and third sector providers bidding to secure public contracts.

We work with our clients on all aspects of public procurement, to meet the demands of rapidly changing needs and priorities. We provide practical and commercial advice informed by our in-depth knowledge of EU and UK procurement law.

Our team engages on emerging procurement policy issues and regulation: providing highly regarded, training events and bespoke training for clients; and publishing easily readable guides on day-to-day procurement issues.

Members
Public Procurement Department

Bevan Brittan LLP

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Department location

Kings Orchard

1 Queen Street

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS2 0HQ

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Public Procurement


Emily Heard
Band 2
Fran Mussellwhite
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Susie Smith
Band 3