Beulah AllawaySenior Associate
Construction and public procurement law specialist.
I joined the firm in 2012 as a paralegal, after working in the construction industry in a non-legal capacity. Since joining, I’ve worked within the firm’s property, and governance and commercial teams, before specialising in construction, procurement and state aid advice to the housing, local government, health and social care, education, and social business sectors.
I’ve worked on the following during my capacity as a Senior Associate: advising on and drafting construction and repairs contracts; drafting development agreement with retained affordable housing elements; supporting clients with regard to challengeable construction defects; assisting in high value procurement exercises; and delivering training to public sector clients on the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
I co-authored “Social value and public procurement: a legal guide”, which was supplementary guidance to Richard Macfarlane’s 2014 report “Tackling poverty through public procurement” for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. I’ve also co-authored a number of public procurement legal practice notes for Lexis Nexis. Most recently, I contributed the legal chapter in the first book dedicated to achieving social value in construction.
Beulah Allaway and Martin Brown have contributed the legal chapter to a new book entitled 'Social Value in Construction', published by Routledge and available to purchase from 17 December 2018.
This is good news for many of our clients who are looking to re-procure term contracts, such as repairs and maintenance or gas installations and servicing contracts, using the traditional JCT approach.
What is it? FAC-1 is short for the “Framework Alliance Contract” which was published by the Association of Consultant Architects (“ACA”), and fuses a traditional framework agreement with an alliancing contract.
For anyone hoping that Brexit will give us greater control over our own public procurement destiny, the recent publication of a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) reminds us of exactly how quickly our very own Crown Commercial Services (CCS) can change the status quo without consultation or prior warning.
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