To OJEU or not to OJEU: Revisited. Thursday 15 September

WRITTEN BY Local Partnerships
POSTED ON 5th September 2016

Guidance for local authorities on navigating procurement.

In partnership with the British Council for Shopping Centres [BCSC] and Local Partnerships, the British Property Federation is re-launching updated procurement guidance for local authorities during the BCSC’s annual conference in Manchester.

Public procurement rules can be tricky to navigate. Although designed to ensure that public bodies award contracts in a fair and transparent manner, they are often misunderstood, creating unnecessary barriers that can hinder the regeneration of urban sites. It is essential that public bodies understand what is and isn’t likely to be subject to public procurement rules at an early stage in the procurement process. This is particularly important at a time when many of our towns and cities need significant investment in properties and infrastructure in order to meet the needs of businesses and residents.

Local Partnerships’ Simon Bandy, Programme Director for Growth and Sustainability, is a keynote speaker alongside:

  • Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy (Real Estate), British Property Federation (chair)
  • Fiona Beattie, Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons


12:30   Registration
13:00   Introduction and background
13:10   Explaining the updated OJEU guidance step by step
13:30   OJEU experiences and discussion
14:15   Reflection on procurement post-EU referendum
14:30   Close

You don’t need a BCSE conference pass to attend this event.

For further information and to book your place please go to or contact

⬆️ Strategic Director Martin Forbes writes for the MJ about levelling up and how to negotiate the challenges ahead. Join members of our bid review team for a webinar on 13 December to look at these issues further. Register here:

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