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Public Procurement

"The clerks are very efficient and helpful."

Chambers UK 2024

"The clerks were always very responsive and made sure that queries and issues were always dealt with in a timely manner."

Chambers UK 2024

No5 provides advice and representation to both contracting authorities and suppliers in public procurement matters.

We also provide training to our clients on the implementation of procurement laws and on legislative reform, including the Procurement Act 2023 and the healthcare services provider selection regime.

On the public sector side, our clients include local councils, NHS bodies, multi-academy trusts and central purchasing bodies.

We have acted for suppliers in the defence sector, the water industry, in software services, FMCG, education and much else besides.

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Recent case highlights include:

  • Adferiad Recovery Ltd v Aneurin Bevan University Health Board [2021] EWHC 3049 (TCC) – Successful summary judgment application for the Defendant leading to dismissal of an entire public procurement claim; judgment addresses interpretation of common procurement vocabulary, impact of Brexit on below-threshold procurement, implied contracts in public sector tender processes.
  • Bromcom Computers v Academies Enterprise Trust [2022] EWHC 2893 (TCC) – Successful application for the Defendant for further information about a claim alleging wrongful award under a framework agreement; judgment addresses application of CPR Part 18 in public procurement cases
  • Advising – A local authority on compatibility with PCR15 and Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 when creating arrangements to implement Ofgem’s “ECO4 Scheme” for domestic energy-efficiency improvements.
  • Advising – A local authority on compatibility with PCR15 of a proposed collaboration with an NHS Trust to develop and manage health and community facilities.

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For more information:


Public Procurement Barristers

Jorren Knibbe

Jorren Knibbe

Call 2005

Public Procurement Clerks

Abdul Hafeez

Practice Director, Immigration & Public Law

Lucas Bennett

Practice Manager, Immigration & Public Law

Jordan Lloyd

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

Emily Johnston

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

Isabella Taylor

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

Hannah Muxlow

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


The Procurement Bill – the changes so far

No5’s Jorren Knibbe provides an update on the Procurement Bill and the changes that have been made during its passage through the House of Lords….

Publications


The Procurement Bill – a first look

The first draft of the new Procurement Bill was published on Wednesday (11 May). The legislation is designed to repeal the Public Contracts Regulations 2015…

News


Public procurement: Summary judgment granted in Adferiad Recovery v Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

His Honour Judge Keyser QC has handed down judgment today (16 November 2021) in Adferiad Recovery v Aneurin Bevan University Health Board [2021] EWHC 3049…

View all Public Procurement related news

Clerk Team

Abdul Hafeez

Practice Director, Immigration & Public Law

abdulh@no5.com

07957 403805

Lucas Bennett

Practice Manager, Immigration & Public Law

lucasb@no5.com

Jordan Lloyd

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

jordanl@no5.com

Emily Johnston

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

emilyj@no5.com

Isabella Taylor

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

isabellat@no5.com

Hannah Muxlow

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

hannahm@no5.com

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