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Katie Bray, Head of Projects

Katie Bray

Head of Legal

Katie specialises in major projects and procurement law advising public bodies on all aspects of public procurement, including closing complex and innovative projects including PFI and PPP Projects.  Katie has worked with public bodies at all stages of major projects from the initial stages of the procurement through to advising on operational issues. This has included detailed work with public bodies assisting in scoping requirements at the beginning of the procurement through to competitive dialogue and to achieving financial close.


Katie has a strong record in leading on the procurement of major projects and transactions across a broad range of sectors including local government, education, health and social care, highways and outsourcing.  She also advised on the implementation of the Better Care Fund and the integration between health and social care.



Relevant Experience

  • Advising on the procurement of Essex County Council’s strategic highways partnership
  • Advising on the joint procurement of the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service by ECC, 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups and Southend Borough Council
  • Leading and advising on the Better Care Fund between Essex County Council and the 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Assisting clients with their planning, contract, procurement, and economic regeneration functions
  • Advising on procurement and outsourcing projects of public sector services including standing order requirements, EC regulations, partnerships, externalisation vehicles, private finance initiatives and best value
  • Defending legal challenges against public bodies and institutes in relation to their procurement processes
  • Advising on trading and setting up new vehicles to deliver services
  • Reviewing, advising, drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts (including: service agreements, Section 75 agreements, SLAs, Joint Venture agreements)
  • Advising public bodies on all aspects of PFI/PPP Projects including operational issues
  • Advising public bodies on information governance issues (including: data protection legislation and confidentiality)
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