We have a depth of experience in relation to all aspects of procurement across the entire procurement lifecycle.
Project delivery & compliance advice
We are experienced with providing advice on project delivery structures, including one-off and standing offer agreements, alliance contracts, early contractor involvement, managing contractor and direct management arrangements.
Our team also advises on compliance with internal procurement frameworks and relevant approvals and delegations.
Negotiating contract terms
Negotiating contract terms and conditions with potential suppliers, including advising and providing risk analysis of departures from precedent documents and supplier terms and conditions.
Managing the procurement process
We routinely assist clients to manage their procurement processes by preparing requests for tender (including the contract to be attached to the RFT documents) and providing advice on tender evaluation.
We have many ways that we can help streamline the procurement process, for example by developing and providing access to custom automated templates via a Cadence portal for your business.
Alastair Oxbrough Practice Group Head (Construction)
Dual-qualified lawyer specialising in transactions and disputes arising in the construction and engineering, infrastructure, energy, utilities and insurance sectors, with nearly 25 years’ experience in both domestic and international projects.
The following projects are representative of the procurement & contracting work undertaken by our team.
Drafting best practice procurement documentation for a number of Tasmanian Government and privately owned businesses, including preparation of appropriate delegation frameworks, drafting and automation of primary procurement documentation and delivery of training to assist in roll out.
Providing advice to a number of Tasmanian State-Owned Corporations in relation to whether their procurement transactions comply with Department of Treasury and Finance guidelines.
Acting for a national community services provider in relation to a number of Commonwealth funded community service programs including negotiation of service level agreements with various Commonwealth agencies and establishment of back-to-back subcontracting arrangements with other third-party providers.
Acting for a major aquaculture industry participant in relation to the procurement of specialist water circulation equipment and negotiation of subsequent construction and installation activities at their nursery facilities involving both local and overseas contractors – included the preparation of contractual arrangements with individual contractors and the implementation of coordination contracts between and among contractors.