Health PFI Contract Management - DAC Beachcroft
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Health PFI Contract Management

Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Contracts are launched with a fanfare to acknowledge the capital investment in new hospitals or other health facilities. However, the spotlight moves away once the operational phase begins, and little support or guidance is available for the day-to-day operational problems or the inevitable variations as the service develops. 

What we do

We provide advice on the operational issues facing a Trust with a PFI Contract, including:

  • Tried and tested solutions
  • Payment mechanism guidance
  • Support with Variations, Benchmarking and Market Testing
  • Cost saving measures


What we are known for

Our team is known for:

  • Practical solutions
  • Experience gained in-house with Trusts
  • Repeated solutions over 15 years of delivering answers 

Our team

Our PFI Operational Team covers the whole country and specialises in the delivery of the services under PFI Contracts rather than just closing the deal and walking away with the original team of advisors. Our team, which has worked in the construction and engineering industries and has a particular emphasis on the health sector, focuses on the day-to-day delivery of the service through the operation of the performance management regime, variation procedure and the all-important payment mechanism.

Detailed elements of our services

  • Payment Mechanism review
  • Service failure point calculation
  • Savings identification
  • Full service review
  • Variation assessment
  • Monthly invoice review
  • Dispute Resolution (with recourse to the Dispute Resolution Procedure)

What our clients say

"They have been very helpful in terms of the pragmatic nature of the advice they give, and are always very prompt at getting back to us with queries that pop up." Chambers & Partners 2016

"We have been very satisfied with the level of service. Response times have been good, often meeting extremely short deadlines." Chambers & Partners 2016

"advice is always accurate and stands up to scrutiny" Legal 500 2015, West Midlands

"Martin Cannon, who ‘explains his reasoning in layman’s language’, is particularly expert in PFI dispute resolution." Legal 500 2015, West Midlands

"They're superb - very responsive, and they work to tight timelines. They're a really trusted resource within our organisation's commercial decision-making." Chambers & Partners 2015, Projects: PFI/PPP- UK-Wide

"They provide accuracy and speed of response, and we're very happy with the quality of work produced." Chambers & Partners 2015, Projects: PFI/PPP- UK-Wide

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Our Lawyers - Alison Martin

Alison Martin

Legal Director Bristol

Alison specialises in advising the public and private sectors on all…


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