Procurement Disputes

Whether you're a bidder who's not been awarded a contract where an authority has acted unfairly or if you're an authority on the end of a procurement challenge, we’ll help you.

 We understand that time is of the essence and getting the correct 'legal' answer is only a starting point in procurement disputes. As an authority, you will want to avoid any negative PR being leaked to other aggrieved bidders. As an unsuccessful bidder, you simply want to be allowed back in the process and given the opportunity to deliver on the contract. We understand these aims from our work with authorities and unsuccessful bidders.


Our team's experience includes:

  Helping to secure a place for two separate telecommunications companies on a central government framework contract, with an estimated turnover of £5bn over 10 years across all the successfully appointed bidders.

Successfully defending local authorities in a challenge to its decision not to award a 5 year facilities management contract to the largest incumbent bidder.

We pride ourselves on negotiating early favourable deals without the need to go to trial. This saves you time, expense and the headache of dealing with a dispute with a valued client/contractor.

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