Andrew is a Partner in Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, specialising in all aspects of procurement and construction. He has been with the firm since 1997 and before then spent 7 years in-house in local government. Andrew also has a background in governance and public/private partnerships.
Andrew wrote the National Housing Federation “Guide to the EU procurement rules” (2nd edition published 2007) a practical guide for registered providers of social housing on what contracts are covered by the rules, what the rules require and what practical strategies can be adopted to comply with them. He was the editor and main author of the “NHF Contract Management guide” (published January 2010) and was the legal author of the NHF book “Procurement in Practice; avoiding the pitfalls and getting the best result” (published 2013). Andrew also led the team from Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP that was responsible for updating the NHF Schedule of Rates Form of Contract in 2011. He is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association and a member of the working parties that produced their guidance notes on tender evaluation, frameworks and the new Directive.
Andrew and his team work with registered providers, local authorities, ALMOs and central purchasing bodies to set up major contracts and framework agreements for maintenance, servicing, planned improvements and capital works and development. He also provides EU procurement training; reviews procurement processes and documentation and helps clients ensure that procurements are legally compliant. Andrew is currently working on a number of DLO and joint venture projects.