Amy Gatenby has been a solicitor in England and Wales since 2006 and is a legal director in Addleshaw Goddard’s procurement team. She specialises in all aspects of EU and UK public procurement law and regularly advises both public and private sector clients on a wide variety of non-contentious and contentious procurement matters.
She routinely advises public authorities and utilities on high-profile procurement processes for major projects, and advises on all aspects of the procurement process from the structuring of a transaction and whether the public procurement regulations apply, to pre-market engagement, choice of procedure, drafting contract notices, designing effective evaluation models, material change risk and handling award challenges. She is also a member of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association.
Her recent experience includes advising the Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and House of Commons in relation to the restoration and renewal programme for the Palace of Westminster and the development of the House of Commons Northern Estate. She is also advising the Department for Transport on the West Midlands and West Coast rail franchise competitions.
The Government Procurement Review provides an annual survey of the most consequential legal developments in government procurement worldwide, and their practical impact on contractors, suppliers and service providers. It offers insightful analysis of the key features of the procurement regime in each jurisdiction, including relevant authorities, bidding procedures and eligibility, award criteria and mechanisms to challenge awards, among other things.