Health Procurement

As renowned procurement law experts, as well as the leading health and social care team in the UK, we understand the complex regulatory framework, constantly evolving case law, and the forthcoming legislative reforms around health and procurement. We can help you navigate the rules and ensure compliance, whether you're an authority or bidder.


We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to a wide range of procurement problems across the full breadth of the health and social care sector.

We have the knowledge and experience gained from advising on some of the highest value and complex healthcare projects, to provide expert support on the full range procurement matters. Our dedicated procurement litigators also advise authorities and bidders on the entire spectrum of contentious procurement issues, before and after proceedings are issued.

We are known for using our significant health and procurement expertise to anticipate issues before they become problems, and for providing clear, practical, actionable advice to deliver the best possible outcomes.

We pride ourselves on providing pragmatic, solution-focused advice and tailor our support to deliver your requirements. Our input ranges from initial advice on strategy and pre-market engagement to reviews of specific documents, to end-to-end support of entire processes. We also offer bespoke training packages.

Featured experience

  • Advising an NHS body on a £500m complex, competitive dialogue process leading to the successful, timely award of a national, strategically important IT platform
  • Providing advice on the procurement of multiple, high-value, national clinical services, including under the Provider Selection Regime
  • Advising an ICB on a multi-staged, negotiated procurement to transform community services, with a contract value exceeding £1bn
  • Delivering support across a full spectrum of requirements to a procurement collaborative that represents five NHS Trusts/Foundation Trusts
  • Acting on a high-profile procurement challenge concerning issues including conflicts of interest, pre-market engagement, the lawful use of framework agreements, and the ineffectiveness and contract shortening remedies

What our clients say

  • A source says that the team: "…assists us with all our strategic procurement and dispute issues and helps apply common sense to help us unravel them simply and sensibly".

    Chambers UK 2022/23 Edition

  • DAC Beachcroft are very strong in healthcare-related procurement.

    Chambers UK 2022/23 Edition

  • A client says that the team provides: "Very sound advice, both technical and “real world likelihood” in terms of risk management in particular".

    Legal 500 UK 2022/23 Edition

  • The team I deal with are extremely knowledgeable and take the time to understand clients' needs and also the way they work

    Legal 500 UK 2022/23 Edition

  • DAC Beachcroft are very responsive and provide a high level of service

    Chambers UK 2022/23 Edition

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.