Oliver Crich

What Oliver can do for you

Oliver is an associate in Hempsons’ procurement and commercial team. He specialises in advising on procurement law, commercial contracts and projects.

Oliver advises contracting authorities on all aspects of conducting compliant and effective procurement processes, as well as on managing and defending procurement challenges. He also acts for bidders in assessing and responding to tender opportunities and in challenging processes, resolving disputes both before and after proceedings are issued.

Oliver has considerable experience in advising on all aspects of procurement processes, including several recent, complex competitive dialogue processes in the projects/construction sector, where Oliver has acted for both bidders and NHS organisations.

Acting in conjunction with our corporate team, Oliver has also recently advised on the successful creation and delivery of a number of clients’ projects through shared services and “in house” legal structures, ensuring compliance with the relevant EU authorities and principles.

In addition to his procurement practice, he advises on all aspects of commercial contracts, including in relation to the preparation (and, where appropriate, negotiation) of the contracts that are the subject of the relevant tender process. Oliver has recently advised on a number of high profile and complex commercial contracts including in the pathology, pharmacy and IT support services sectors.

He also advises on projects, including in relation to the documents required to create and govern joint ventures between public and private sector organisations (notably for the delivery of commercial estates developments).

Main areas of expertise

  • Procurement law (contracting authorities and bidders)
  • Tendering procedures (contracting authorities and bidders)
  • Commercial contracts
  • Projects
  • Construction

The clients he works with

  • NHS bodies, including NHS England, NHS foundation trusts, NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units
  • Private sector organisations
  • Third sector organisations.