Procurement Services

Hands-on experience as legal adviser to a public sector institution, trusted by clients nationwide

At NWL Legal, our specialist background of providing legal advice to the public sector is highly valued by our clients. In the sphere of procurement, you can depend on us to provide sound advice based on longstanding, in-depth, hands-on experience of a range of procurement exercises.

That has become even more important as the public sector is increasingly required to act commercially and demonstrate value.

Our starting point is a thorough understanding of local government constitutions and standing orders that underpin each authority’s procurement practices. Because the process required can vary from project to project (depending on value, for example), our in-depth knowledge of the processes can be invaluable.

  • ICT services and hardware contracts
  • Outsourcing
  • Construction and regeneration
  • Leisure services
  • Large-scale housing stock renovation projects

We advise clients on compliance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the use of proper procurement techniques

  • Competitive dialogue, including leisure and ICT services
  • Restricted procedure, including building services
  • Open procedure, including goods purchasing
  • Frameworks, including running mini-competitions for construction and ICT services

Our team’s broad experience of working within the public and private sectors adds to our ability to advice local authorities on complex procurement and alternative delivery methods. it also means we are particularly well placed to provide commercial legal advice to the public sector.

We prepare contractual documents to underpin procurement processes, and we have acted for authorities in the negotiation and refinement of contractual documents in the latter stages of a competitive dialogue process.

We prepare and review procurement documentation such as selection questionnaires and invitations to tender, and we advise on setting evaluation criteria.

For legal support with procurement processes, you can depend on NWL Legal for an end-to-end service.