Work area: Public Procurement

Léonie Cowen is a nationally acknowledged procurement expert with over 25 years experience helping local authorities and their partners to deliver successful best practice projects which provide high quality at a lower cost.

What we offer:

  • Support from Strategic Review to Delivery and thereafter: working with a number of major consultancies, we offer a seamless 'one stop' service with our partners, your internal team and/or choice of consultants; from strategic review, options appraisals, soft market testing and consultation, through to choice of route, project delivery (including advice on evaluation), performance management and re-procurement; you can always be confident we will help you deliver a practical and legally sound outcome.

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  • An In-depth Understanding of the “Light Touch"Regime: the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (“PCR”), Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 (“CCR”) introduced a wholly new regime with extensive flexibilities for services such as social care and leisure: with our skill you can achieve effective commissioning and procurement of these services.

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  • Expert Procurement Support to In-house Lawyers/Commissioners: assistance with difficult and/or confidential problems at the end of a telephone or email for example the procurement implications of the "Light Touch" regime, the options after a failed procurement and/or successfully avoiding a challenge.

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  • An In-depth Understanding of Contractor’s Legal Models and Impact: bidders may offer complex taxation driven models. We understand the meaning and effect of each model and advise on its legal, taxation and commercial effect as part of the evaluation and award process.

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  • Advice on the Impact of the PCR and CCR on Existing Contracts/Relationships: your current variation and/or extension clauses may be difficult to achieve because of changed law. We will support you in achieving legally sound practical solutions.

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  • Advice on the Impact of “Brexit” on Structuring Current and Future Procurement: how should “Brexit” be taken into effect when considering what and when to commission and procure? Proposed contract length, break provisions and other terms may need reconsideration in view of current uncertainty.

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  • Advice on whether the PCR or CCR is Triggered in Property Projects: when does a land transaction trigger the public procurement regime and what are the implications?

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  • Advice on Changes to Your Standard Precedents: the impact of the PCR, CCR and Selection Questionnaire may mean your commissioning documents and standard precedents require urgent amendment.

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  • Robust Documents: a suite of tried and tested modern tax-efficient precedents based on best practice, or, if you prefer to use industry standard model documents, we will support amend as appropriate.

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  • See also under our Training work area for what we can offer


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Contact details

Léonie Cowen & Associates
30 Kingswood Avenue
Queens Park
London NW6 6LR

t: 020 7604 5870

e: admin@lcowen.co.uk

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