Public bodies are under increasing pricing pressure to procure smartly and in a cost effective manner. For both contracting authority and the supplier bidder, in such a highly regulated area fraught with pitfalls, taking advice early is key to success.

Tight timetables and complex regulations mean that true advice is a valuable commodity in the public procurement space, putting you in the position to achieve success. By steering a course through the highly technical processes that require a deep understanding of procurement law, having an advisory partner to hand can put you in a position to meet your strategic goals.

Why choose Foot Anstey

Our team of expert lawyers can operate on both sides of the procurement process, for contracting authorities and for bidding parties. We have experience in challenging where a wrong decision has been made or advising on the bid itself for either side. Where there are flaws in the process we have the experience and expertise to give pragmatic and commercially robust advice.

Being specialists in our field, our deep subject matter experts are also able to appreciate the impact of dealing with things swiftly and early, often with huge commercial implications at stake, especially where a bidder goes to an authority on a regular basis. With that knowledge we will frequently look to use other forms of alternative dispute resolution, keeping your matter out of Court where possible.

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