Raechel Slattery

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I just wanted to offer my thanks to you and your team for everything throughout the process and especially for this week

BT plc

Raechel is a commercial contracts and public procurement specialist within our Projects team, providing clients with targeted and strategic legal advice to ensure the successful delivery of large scale and complex outsourcing projects.

Raechel’s clients value her clear, practical guidance which focuses on providing commercial solutions rather than being bogged down in legalese.

Her ability to deal with competing priorities and working to tight timescales gives clients confidence that she will get the job done.

Raechel prides herself on being highly adept at project and programme management and bringing together multiple stakeholders to deliver a project: skills she first developed whilst working as a procurement consultant within a central government department in London.

Raechel advises clients in central and local government across a wide range of sectors including education, waste and infrastructure, IT, facilities management, health and social care and leisure services.

She has extensive experience of advising on outsourcing projects conducted under the restricted, open and competitive dialogue and competitive procedure with negotiation as well as below threshold procurements and those that fall under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Raechel works with clients to develop their procurement strategies and provides legal and procurement support throughout the tendering, evaluation and award stages of the process.

She also advises on contractual issues that may arise post-award, including the legality of contract variations under Regulation 72 of the PCR 2015.

Case highlights

  • Advised the Education and Skills Funding Agency on a large-scale procurement for national traineeship provision following the Chancellor’s announcement in Summer 2020 of additional funding to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Advised the authority throughout the procurement, including drafting the full procurement suite, leading to the successful award of over 150 contracts in January 2021.
  • Advised the Education and Skills Funding Agency on the procurement of over 700 training providers, to deliver apprenticeship training services. Seconded to the ESFA as embedded legal and procurement support to the Programme team.
  • Acted for BT Plc in the outsourcing of its legal services for claims and real estate work. This was the largest legal outsourcing project in the UK market in 2019.
  • Acted for a London Borough on the re-procurement of its highways maintenance contracts across 2 lots and on the re-procurement of its highways professional services contracts across 3 lots using NEC4 Term Services Contract.
  • Acted for a unitary authority on the re-procurement of its waste disposal and treatment contract under a streamlined competitive dialogue procedure working with the internal team and technical and financial experts under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.