Michael Rainey is a specialist adviser on public procurement law. He works with a wide range of authorities to structure and conduct efficient and effective procurement processes. He also advises on the bidder side, reviewing and challenging processes and award decisions.

He has a wealth of experience in drafting and negotiating public contracts for works, goods and services. His work is focused on a number of sectors, mainly transport, energy, local government, health and water.

Mr Rainey’s expertise covers managing and defending procurement challenges for authorities, including correspondence with unsuccessful bidders, explaining the risks and requirements of the contentious process, and guiding authorities through the detailed rules on standstill and limitation.

He is a member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association.