Public Procurement Belfast: Experience

  • Northern Ireland Water in defending procurement challenges.
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive in respect of procurement strategy and processes.
  • Irish Football Association in procurement and construction related issues for the re-development of Windsor Park.
  • Housing Associations on procurement strategy and the interpretation of European case law on Northern Irish procurement policy.
  • Local authorities on a number of related issues including contract variation, negotiation and the position with abnormally low tenders.
  • Public and private sector on competitive dialogue processes.
  • Procurement processes in respect of PFI/PPP projects including post award variations.
  • Applicability of, and issues arising under, UK Procurement Regulations and Guidelines, the EU Directives, European, UK and Northern Irish case law.
  • Development of procurement strategies for both public sector bodies and utilities;
  • All steps in the procurement process from the initial advertisement through to debriefing;
  • Drafting of all tender and contract documentation;
  • Development of scoring matrixes, selection and award criteria and weightings;
  • Initiating or defending High Court procurement challenges in Northern Ireland and Ireland;
  • Responding or sending Freedom of Information Act requests relating to an award process;
  • Audit and evaluation of procurement procedures for compliance with EU and UK public procurement rules.
  • Anti-corruption and fraud detection through the procurement process and post-award.