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Public Procurement

Contracts & contracting structures


The form of contract utilised will depend on the services and/or works the contracting authority wishes to procure. We draft all agreements (having reference to the market standard, where these exist) to ensure that the contractual documentation accurately reflects the contracting authority’s needs objectives and risk allocation.

We work with clients and third party organisations (such as, the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Welsh Government) to prepare standard form contracts for repeated use by organisations in their future procurement processes (such as the CIWM standard form contract for the procurement of a waste management contract, which is now utilised by numerous local authorities throughout England and Wales).

We continue to support our clients post contract completion in terms of compliance with and reliance on contractual terms and conditions including performance/default and change in law provisions. We also advise on whether proposed variations to the contract are permitted by the regulations, or whether there is a risk of a new procurement process being required.

Our IP and Commercial team are also experienced in supporting with the negotiation and drafting of procurement contracts.

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