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Procurement

Our dedicated national procurement group provides services to a range of government and private sector commercial clients. 

Procurement

Comprised of both Construction & Infrastructure, and Corporate & Commercial partners, our specialist procurement team can help you navigate this fast-changing, complex area.

Expertise

In an area that can change quickly, we are adept at working with clients on complex matters to short timeframes. We can assist in your preparation for significant legislative changes that may affect your procurement activities, including the:

We provide front-end procurement and drafting advice including drafting and implementing key project transaction documents, tender processes, tender evaluations, probity and advisory, as well as project delivery.

We help ensure that value for money is obtained in procurement and also that the focus is, at all times, on quality, price, delivery and service as the main criteria in procurement assessments.

We are across the latest trends and issues in the sector, ensuring that suppliers and contractors comply with ethical and sustainable business standards and practices. See our article here about the various models that are available for integrating sustainability into the procurement process.

We also implement strategies to enable your staff to apply and implement your procurement policies and procedures.

Experience

  • advised a large overseas developer on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) procurement 
  • provided legal advice to the Commonwealth Government in relation to the Coal Sector Jobs Plan and Coal Mine Abatement Technology Support Package
  • provided probity advice for the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage. Appointed probity advisor for the Office’s Container Deposit Scheme
  • advised the Northern Territory Government on the development of the Marine Industry Park (a 160 hectare development in Darwin)
  • worked with Victoria University’s project managers as probity advisor on a first of its kind unsolicited proposal for the Victorian Police Centre Development Project
  • advised the City of Sydney council regarding its Green Square Project including preparing, developing, and delivering a presentation and workshop to council and relevant personnel
  • drafted standard procurement and contracting documentation for a range of public and private sector clients.
Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce

Partner

Melbourne

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Andrew Hynd

Andrew Hynd

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Brisbane

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Recent Posts

23 October 2018 - Knowledge

New legal rights to challenge Australian Government procurements passed into law

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

In a significant step for Australian procurement laws, the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) passed the Senate without amendment on 18 October 2018.

20 September 2018 - Knowledge

Modern slavery laws – Impacts for the NSW Government

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Government

New South Wales is the first jurisdiction to enact modern slavery legislation in Australia, with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) passing through Parliament on 21 June 2018.

03 September 2018 - Knowledge

Securing the success of your project: Three tips for reviewing contracts

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

The construction contract you prepare or sign up to has a big impact on the success of your project. Preparing or reviewing that contract properly and in context is therefore fundamental to your success. In the first of a series of articles on procurement and contracts, we set out some reminders as to how to approach a contract review. These apply whether you are a principal, a head contractor or a subcontractor.

27 August 2018 - In the News

Holding Redlich launches new practice

#Procurement

Responding to growing demand in an area seen to undergo sweeping legislative changes, Holding Redlich has launched a dedicated procurement practice today.

27 August 2018 - Knowledge

Unlocking the value – applying Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) to service contracts

#Procurement

Our recent experience in the first ECI conducted by the City of Sydney Council (the City) for a service contract showcases how the value of ECI processes are being unlocked by industry leaders for the benefit of other organisations and for future procurements.

27 August 2018 - Knowledge

An update on ipso facto law reform

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

Late last year we summarised the impacts the safe harbour and ipso facto law reform, brought about by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) (Act), would have on insolvency laws. This article provides an overview of the exclusions to the stay on ipso facto clauses under these newly introduced provisions.

27 August 2018 - Media Release

Holding Redlich launches dedicated national Procurement practice group

#Procurement

National law firm Holding Redlich has launched a new Procurement practice group, responding to growing demand for advice in an area that is set to undergo sweeping legislative changes.

21 March 2018 - Knowledge

Developments in unfair contracts: undertakings by banks and agribusiness to amend terms

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Procurement

Regulators have continued their crackdown on unfair contract terms this month, with announcements from both ASIC and the ACCC in relation to concessions by key agribusiness players and the release of...

15 November 2017 - Knowledge

New laws to restrict a right to terminate a contract for insolvency events

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Procurement

As part of broader reforms to Australia’s corporate insolvency laws, new laws will restrict the ability of a party to enforce a right to terminate a contract in the case where the counterparty suffers an insolvency event (commonly known as ‘ipso facto’ clauses)...

08 November 2017 - Knowledge

Termination for insolvency – Major new laws about to restrict a party’s right to terminate

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

Most construction contracts provide a right of termination on the occurrence of an insolvency event. An insolvency event is usually defined broadly to include not only actual insolvency, but also those stages leading up to a potential insolvency...

25 October 2017 - Knowledge

First decision on B2B unfair contracts regime handed down

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Procurement

In the first decision under the new business-to-business unfair contracts regime, the Federal Court has provided valuable guidance on what is likely to constitute an unfair contract term. The ACCC’s opening case confirmed that a number of standard terms relied on by waste management company JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd in potentially over 26,000 contracts were unfair and, consequently, void...

21 August 2017 - Knowledge

Senate reports on the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

As reported on in our recent update entitled 'A new dawn for bid challenges', on 25 May 2017, the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 was introduced to the Parliament, seeking to ‘est...