Team contact: Matthew Miles

We provide advice to Contracting Authorities (including housing associations and ALMOs) on their obligations under the Public Contracts Regulations. Our expert team of Social Housing lawyers advise on all stages of the Regulation process, from advising when the Regulations apply, the process to be followed, evaluation criteria and the consequences of failing to follow the Regulations.

We can offer a service tailored to your specfic requirements and are proud to offer our expertise on underlying contractual documentation, such as Framework Agreements of Partnering Agreements and where required assist with the drafting of OJEU notices, invitations and contract award notices.

Our recent work in this area includes:

  • Advising a National non-registered provider as to the proposed outsourcing of its existing planned and responsive property maintenance to a Registered Provider under a Partnering Agreement and negotiation/amendment (particularly in relation to the use of sub-contractors and proposed limitations of liability) of the ACA form of Partnering Agreement and accompanying Term Brief.
  • Advising a leading Housing Association throughout the procurement of their communication and internet services, including reviewing and amendment of the successful candidate's Terms and Conditions and Service Level Agreements, together with a challenge from a disgruntled bidder.
  • Advising a Housing Association as to the legal aspects arising in the procurement of its Employers' Agent and Clerk of Works Framework Agreement, including dealing with various challenges and settling the terms of the Framework Agreement.