- Harrogate, Newcastle
- Procurement, Commercial
- 01423 724015
What Andrew can do for you
Andrew specialises in procurement law, acting for both contracting authorities and bidders. He utilises the knowledge gained from acting for clients on both sides of the fence, to provide pragmatic advice on running both defensible procurement processes, and also to challenge defective processes for bidders.
When acting for contracting authorities this work involves ensuring procurement processes are robust and defensible, and defending challenges brought by bidders. Andrew led on the successful and timely delivery of one of the first innovation partnership procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and regularly advises on designing and structuring processes, drafting procurement documentation and defending procurement law challenges. He also acted for the commissioner in defending the first NHS v NHS procurement challenge to reach the courts.
When acting for bidders, Andrew seeks to challenge processes, looking at areas where the bidder has been discriminated against. He has successfully overturned a number of procurement processes on behalf of bidders. Andrew recently advised Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust & Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in successfully challenging Lancashire County Council in relation to the Council’s 0 – 19 services procurement – see Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust & Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Lancashire County Council  EWHC 1589 (TCC)
Andrew is currently working on a number of large projects, including procurements of managed pathology services; advising on the implications of the Light Touch Regime, in particular within the context of integrated care systems and out of hospital services; establishing wholly owned NHS subsidiary companies; projects to implement the recommendations of the Carter Review; as well as the Global Digital Exemplar scheme. He is also dealing with a number of procurement challenges for both commissioners and bidders.
Andrew regularly provides training on procurement law duties and writes articles for publications dealing with procurement. He is a regular speaker at HCSA events, in particular the HCSA Annual Conference.
Main areas of expertise
- European procurement law (both to contracting authorities and bidders)
- Tendering procedures (both to contracting authorities and bidders)
- Statutory consultation
- Primary care contracting (both medical and dental)
- General contracting advice
The clients he works with
- NHS bodies, including NHS trusts, FTs and clinical commissioning groups
- Third sector organisations
- Unsuccessful bidder – what next? (Engage)
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The European Commission have today published the temporary framework for state aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Government has today issued the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement.
A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions for Contracting Authorities and Bidders.
Procurement law post Brexit – does anything change for procurement practitioners at 11pm tonight?
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