Public procurement


It takes experience and a steady hand to navigate public procurement law and the procurement landscape. At Trowers, it's our role to help you understand the complex legal and commercial requirements of procurement. We help public and private sector clients design, structure and implement procurement processes and bid for projects, maximising opportunities for innovation and cost efficiency while ensuring full compliance with procurement legislation, guidance, case law and best practice.

Our Procurement team is expert in all aspects of procurement law and practice. We work with central government, local authorities, Registered Providers, NHS Trusts and other public bodies, helping them to design robust, user-friendly procurement exercises that deliver clear commercial advantages. We also have extensive experience in advising bidders and supply chains on engaging with bid processes. Our 360 degree view of the procurement landscape enables us to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients, using knowledge and know-how from both sides of the negotiating table.

You can rely on us to deliver procurement advice in a straightforward, practical way that you can access and use quickly, effectively and efficiently. We have a strong track record in advising clients on operating within regulated and non-regulated procurement. We provide a comprehensive service from support with the initial planning and strategy stage, to drafting and reviewing all documents required for OJEU and non-regulated tender processes, and through the evaluation and contract award stage. Our team's experience of disputes allows us to stress-test procurement advice for the worst-case scenarios, helping you avoid the high costs involved when things going wrong. We help our private sector clients access the public procurement regime, finding new marketplaces for their products and services by improving their bid offerings and supply-chain procurement processes.

Our work in the public sector gives us a comprehensive understanding of the pressures facing our clients. Our procurement advice focuses on helping clients achieve social value and environmental sustainability objectives via tender processes, and find innovative ways of spending their money more efficiently without compromising quality and safety of service delivery.

All our clients have access to our entire firm’s expertise (especially in related areas such as Construction, Affordable Housing, Real Estate, Employment, Tax and Pensions) as well as our wide social network of technical and pricing experts in the procurement sector. We pride ourselves on offering efficient, knowledgeable and client-focused advice, utilising the unique open nature of our firm's culture, and adapting ideas across different industries and sectors to our procurement practice

In brief

  • Expert in procurement law across public and private sectors
  • Trusted to advise on, design and implement innovative and secure procurement processes
  • Finding solutions where public procurement is not necessary and utilising exemptions
  • Channeling litigation expertise into sound, preemptive advice
  • Fluent in social value and current trends in procurement
  • A trusted guide to new entrants to industries and sectors
Insight

Creating healthier places

Explore
Insight

Prohibitions and restrictions on the assignment of receivables - what employers and main contractors need to know

Explore
Insight

Term Alliancing Contract

Explore
Insight

Quarterly Housing Update – Winter 2018/19

Explore
Insight

Managing incumbent contractors in procurement

Explore
Insight

What's the alternative to design and build?

Explore