Public Procurement and State Aid Experience
Avon and Somerset Police Authority
Acting on behalf of 13 other police authorities, in its pathfinder outsourcing of forensic analysis services (estimated value of £200 million), as well as on Project ISiS, a collaborative procurement with two local authorities for shared corporate services (estimated value of £500 million).
Advising on state aid issues relating to a number of collaborative arrangements including a £17 million DTI backed project including Rolls Royce, Airbus and Williams F1.
Advising on state aid and procurement issues relating to a number of projects, including state aid issues relating to its grant funding arrangements – we are currently advising on the Photovoltaic Research Accelerator project.
Department of Communities and Local Government
Advising on purchasing arrangements for the Pan-Governmental Agreement for geographic information worth in excess of £100 million, on behalf of over 100 government departments and public bodies. This includes advice on state aid, procurement and all aspects of the wider commercial arrangements.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Advising on the procurement aspects of its outsourcing of facilities management services for its estate in North West Europe, involving 13 different jurisdictions.
Ministry of Defence and Department for Transport
Advising on the outsourcing under a PFI agreement of the provision of Search and Rescue Helicopter Services throughout the UK and the Falkland Islands (estimated value between £3 – 5 billion), which is one of the first major procurements to be run under the competitive dialogue.
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
Advising on various procurements including: its Corporate Property Project, involving the review of its entire property portfolio and the redevelopment of its headquarters building at Albert Embankment (involving the use of the competitive dialogue) and associated fitting out procurements.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Advising in relation to state aid and procurement issues arising out of its competition to appoint a contractor to decommission its civil nuclear reactor sites (value up to £70 billion).
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Advising on the legal implications of their procurement practices from a UK and EC Treaty perspective.