Procurement Law

Carson McDowell has a team of highly experienced lawyers specialising in all aspects of public procurement. Whether you are a purchaser in the public sector, procure contracts in the utilities sector or bid for these types of contracts, we can help.

We are a dedicated procurement law team based in Northern Ireland, but advising throughout the UK. We support our clients across a wide range of procurement matters, from strategic planning and conduct of the procurement process, to resolving disputes. Our clients rely on us for our expertise, innovative approach and pragmatic advice.

What We Do

• Acting for NIE Networks in its c.£80 million procurement for ICT managed services, conducted in accordance with the competitive procedure with negotiation applicable under the Utilities Contacts Regulations 2016.

• Advising Southern Regional College on procurement of an integrated design team and a contractor for three new build campuses in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

• Acting for Belfast Harbour Commissioners in a number of procurement exercises for the purchase of strategically important and high value operational equipment.

• Supporting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in relation to its procurement for Portrush Public Realm.

• Advising a number of Northern Irish housing associations on issues such as material variation, use of the “Teckal” exemption, development agreements and design and build contracts.

• Acting for a leading construction company on the award of a set of measured term contracts.

• Advising a local healthcare provider on the award of grant lending for innovative product services and a framework arrangement for provision of healthcare support.

• Advising a local construction company on the award of a significant infrastructure project in England.

What Others Say About Us

Chambers and Partners UK 2017

"They are responsive to client needs and can solve complex problems.”

The Legal 500 2016

“They offer one of the best, if not the best response, to any public or private client with a procurement issue.”