16 April 2015
B P Collins LLP steps in to help win £4m IT contract
Full service law firm, B P Collins LLP, helps a leading provider of IT products and services to dispute a misconducted tender and to secure the future of an IT contract.
B P Collins’ recent litigation and dispute resolution client is a leading provider of IT products and services both online and through direct mail to consumers, businesses and the public sector.
In 2014, the IT provider was to be included on a Framework Agreement for a large Government IT contract worth £4 million in profits. This was a highly important contract for the client, not only for financial business growth but also for the growing reputation of the company.
Unfortunately, the tender was unsuccessful, however following the decision, the client was anonymously advised that the proceedings may have been unfairly conducted. As a result of this discovery, the organisation requested B P Collins LLP to assist in challenging the tender process.
Due to the complexity and time sensitive nature of this dispute, it was crucial a strong legal partner with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution was enlisted, and who could work under the tight time pressures imposed in a case such as this.
“We were approached by the IT company last year with a very strict time-limit on the matter,” says Matthew Brandis, Partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution. “A hugely important case for our client, and we knew we had to act quickly.”
“We took action immediately to dispute the outcome of the tender citing breaches of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and various EU Directives. As our client is based abroad, it was vital that we were available late at night. We were able to establish a trusted relationship as we know the IT industry well and our experience and knowledge in this area ultimately achieved a great result.”
B P Collins invited the Court to make a declaration that its client be included in the Framework Agreement and the injunction was settled with our client included in the Framework Agreement.