Katherine Calder is a senior consultant with BCLP with over 15 years’ PQE of advising utilities, and public and private bodies on public procurement, state aid and public law/vires issues. Katherine has acted on a wide variety of PPPs, PFIs, regeneration and outsourcing projects over the years, and is familiar with all common contracting models and procurement structures, from the early days of PFI, Building Schools for the Future, NHS LIFT, to today’s PF2, ‘Alliance’ models and complex frameworks. Katherine’s portfolio also includes contentious procurement work. Katherine has been instrumental in persuading a number of public bodies to retake their award decisions and also advises public bodies on how to successfully defend such attempts.
Katherine also holds a diploma in UK local government law and has been ranked as a noted practitioner for procurement in Chambers and Partners UK and for government contracts in Who’s Who Legal for some years. She is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association and writes on procurement law matters for PLC (Practical Law) and other publications.