Nathalia specialises in public and utilities procurement law, with extensive experience of acting for central government/NDPBs, local authorities and utilities on a range of high profile procurements.

She advises on the strategy and conduct of tender exercises from pre-tender engagement and selection through to award and standstill stages, drafting all procurement documentation, and assisting clients to run robust procurement processes in an increasingly litigious landscape.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Nathalia worked for Birmingham City Council (in homelessness and local housing), and has a clear understanding of what matters to public sector clients.

She frequently delivers training to clients in the public and private sector, and is popular with clients in light of her public sector expertise and pragmatic approach to helping solve complex issues expeditiously.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales

Experience

  • Advising the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on its £4 billion "dynamic framework" procurement for the provision of rehabilitation and resettlement services across England and Wales. This includes working closely with Government Legal Department and advising on procurement strategy and documentation for this complex procurement under the light touch regime.
  • Advising the Department of Health and Social Care on the Ambulance Radio Programme side of the emergency services mobile communications programme, specifically on the competitive dialogue procurement of vehicle hardware. 
  • Advising London Continental Railways (a property development company owned by the Department for Transport) on the retail fit out procurement in relation to the redevelopment of Waterloo International Terminal. Nathalia led on this streamlined and robust competitive dialogue process, which enabled the client to appoint a contractor on time, on budget and unchallenged.
  • Advising the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its subsidiaries on multiple high value procurements. This includes: advising International Nuclear Services on the procurement of ship management services and Sellafield Limited's large-scale Programme and Project Partners (PPP) procurement, one of the largest and highest value procurements ever conducted in the UK (circa £7bn) bringing together a framework of specialists. 

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