Oliver Crich

Partner

Manchester

Oliver advises on public procurement, projects, commercial law and subsidy control.

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  • Biography

    Oliver advises on public procurement, projects, commercial law and subsidy control.

    He has over 10 years’ experience across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on health and social care. Oliver’s key clients include local and national commissioners, public sector providers, and private organisations tendering for and/or appointed to provide or deliver goods, services or works.

    Oliver has particular expertise in advising on all aspects of non-contentious and contentious public procurement law. He has significant experience of leading on a range of major strategic projects that fall within the scope of the procurement regulations and that often involve complex commercial and/or contractual issues.  

    Oliver also advises on subsidy control law and the developing position on domestic subsidy regulation.

    Oliver’s substantial experience of advising health and social care clients and his appreciation of the related regulatory framework and evolving policy objectives enables him to provide pragmatic, commercial and solution-focused advice.

    Relevant experience includes advising:

    • An NHS Foundation Trust on a complex, negotiated, multi-stage procurement of a regional solution with a total contract value exceeding £7bn.
    • A central NHS body on a wide range of projects, including the national procurement of vehicles and the procurement of an innovative framework agreement with a value exceeding £4bn.
    • A North West NHS procurement cluster (representing several large NHS bodies) on all of its procurement and commercial requirements.
    • NHS bodies on defending and bringing procurement challenges, and private sector organisations on challenging defective procurement processes.

    “Oliver has been listed as a “next generation partner” in the Legal 500 consistently since 2019, where he receives particular recognition for being “experienced in public procurement work” and is noted for his “experience of advising on high value and complex commercial contracts, transactions and projects”.”

Sector
  • Independent Health

  • NHS

Service
  • Commercial Contracts

  • Procurement

Office Location

Manchester Skyline

Manchester

  • 3 Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF

+44 (0) 161 934 3260

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Health and Social Care

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Procurement law case update: Braceurself Limited v NHS England

Health and Social Care

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Procurement law case update: Veridos - what to do when presented with tenders that appear abnormally low

Health and Social Care

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The Procurement Bill - some key commercial and contract management implications to be considered