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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.
Lisa Fitzgerald

Lisa Fitzgerald

Partner

Melbourne

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Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce

General Counsel

Melbourne

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Lyn Nicholson

Lyn Nicholson

General Counsel

Sydney

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Andrew Hynd

Andrew Hynd

Partner

Brisbane

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Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

Expert guide: Be ready for 2020

#Agribusiness, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Immigration Law, #Native Title, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Procurement

New whistleblower requirements, increased pressure to protect data globally, turbulence in the communications sector, and intensifying drought management issues - 2020 is set to be a significant time of change across many industries.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

New rights for tenderers to challenge NSW Government procurement processes

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Government

A new regime for tenderers to challenge certain NSW Government tender processes has just commenced. We outline the processes under the new regime.

28 November 2019 - Knowledge

Top 10 issues in procurement

#Procurement

It has been a big year for procurement. As procurement and tendering processes become increasingly complex, we outline the top 10 issues businesses need to keep in mind for 2020.

28 October 2019 - Knowledge

What you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

For the majority of Australian entities required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) the time to start implementing changes in their business to comply with the requirements began earlier this year, depending on the financial year adopted by that entity. This article provides practical guidance on what changes should be made to contracts, tender documentation and policies to achieve best practice MSA compliance.

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.

09 September 2019 - Knowledge

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

With the Federal Government soon to commence consultation on the unfair contract term regime, we review the current system and outline key implications for businesses if changes are implemented.

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.

26 June 2019 - Knowledge

Holding Redlich's expert guide to the new financial year

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

As the new financial year rapidly approaches, we outline the key changes that take effect from 1 July 2019 – as well as in the coming months - and discuss what you can do to best prepare for them.

21 June 2019 - Knowledge

Breaking news: NSW Modern Slavery Act 2018 to be delayed or repealed

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

The commencement of the NSW Modern Slavery Act has been deferred.

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.

01 April 2019 - Knowledge

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

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

The Guidance that large companies (and others) doing business in Australia have been waiting for, and need, was released late last week.

07 February 2019 - Knowledge

The politics of procurement – major parties release procurement plans

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

The federal election will take place prior to 18 May this year and the two major parties have now declared their position on procurement.