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Expertise

Scott advises private and public sector clients on major projects. He acts for owners, contractors and bidders in relation to all aspects of a project including advising on procurement and contracting methodologies and approaches to market, documenting the procurement process, drafting and negotiating the contract and also acting as probity advisor. Scott has specific expertise in government infrastructure projects, general contractual and legislative advice and the tendering process (at all levels of government).

Scott is highly regarded in the sectors of water, social housing, ports and transport, government, and information technology requirements. 

Scott regularly speaks at conferences on new forms of project delivery and also is a regular contributor to journal articles on relevant topics

Experience

Scott’s experience includes:

  • advising numerous entities in relation to the WestConnex project in connection with affected utilities owners and contractors and subcontractors 
  • advising large institutional project entities in relation to long term sale and leaseback of university assets
  • advising proponents in relation to their market led proposal for the Spencer Street Victorian Police HQ
  • drafting long term logistics and supply contract between an international supplier and a Ports and Logistics business in North Queensland
  • drafting bespoke dredging contract for Flinders Port
  • developing and drafting bespoke and standard amendments to AS contracts for numerous public sector clients
  • advising developers in relation to commercial and residential development projects
  • advising Frasers in relation to its disposal of two major Sydney CBD student accommodation sites including residential and non-residential components
  • advising Charles Sturt University in relation to long term Project Delivery Agreement and Leases for student accommodation in Port Macquarie
  • advising Flinders Port in relation to its acquisition of Townsville Bulk Handling and Storage a major North Queensland logistics and stevedoring entity
  • advising NSW Housing on a major social housing project in Glebe (and Camperdown prior to that)
  • advising the Northern Territory Government on the development of the Marine Industry Park (a 160 hectare development in Darwin)
  • advising a bidder in relation to its interest in acquiring Darwin Port, and before that Port Kembla
  • advising Sydney Water in relation to all aspects of its complete outsourcing of its Operations and Maintenance and Facilities Management Contract
  • advising Newcastle Port Corporation generally in relation to all of its commercial contracts and major projects including:
    • a new container terminal at Mayfield
    • bulk Liquids Precinct
    • D&C of new Pilot Cutter Vessels
    • helicopter Transfer Contract
  • advising Sydney Council in relation to its ECI process for Gunyama Swimming Pool at Green Square
  • advising Veolia in relation to its interest in the Waste Water Treatment Facility and DBO contracts at Springvale mine
  • advising WaterNSW on two works upgrade projects at Prospect Reservoir including the design and construction of a new dam wall and significant heritage and environmental issues
  • advising the Northern Territory Government in relation to the development of the Tiwi Islands
  • providing advice to a major NSW Council in relation to adopting innovative procurement methods (Early Contractor Involvement) and implementing them in a way to be compliant with NSW Local Government Tendering Legislation.

Publications

15 July 2019 - Knowledge

Public sector conflicts of interest: New ICAC guidelines released

#Government, #Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has published new guidelines called Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NSW Public Sector.

09 July 2019 - Knowledge

Is NEC4 the way forward for standard construction contracts in Australia?

#Construction & Infrastructure

Major project delivery around Australia has historically relied on the Australian Standard form of contracts for construction, in particular the AS4000 suite of contracts.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

Finally released: Draft Guidance on the Modern Slavery Act (2018)

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

For any large company doing business in Australia now is the time to get up to speed with the new anti-modern slavery regime, including the Draft Guidance that has just been released by the Federal Government.