To OJEU or not to OJEU: Revisited

Guidance for local authorities on navigating procurement

15 Sep 201609/15/2016 12:00am 09/15/2016 12:00am To OJEU or not to OJEU: Revisited Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX Europe/London public

12:30 - 14:30

Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX

In partnership with the British Council for Shopping Centres (BCSC) and Local Partnerships, the British Property Federation is launching updated procurement guidance for local authorities during the BCSC’s annual conference in Manchester.

Public procurement rules can be tricky to navigate. Although designed to ensure that public bodies award contracts in a fair and transparent manner, they are often misunderstood, creating unnecessary barriers that can hinder the regeneration of urban sites. It is essential that public bodies understand what is and isn’t likely to be subject to public procurement rules at an early stage in the procurement process. This is particularly important at a time when many of our towns and cities need significant investment in properties and infrastructure in order to meet the needs of businesses and residents.
Join us at this free seminar to pick up a copy of our updated guidance and hear from our panel of experts as we delve into how best to navigate the OJEU process.


  • Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy (Real Estate), British Property Federation (chair)
  • Simon Bandy, Programme Director, Local Partnerships
  • Fiona Beattie, Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Andy Delaney,Director of Development Consulting and Agency, Colliers International


12:30    Registration and refreshments
13:00    Introduction and background
13:10    Explaining the updated OJEU guidance step by step
13:30    OJEU experiences and discussion
14:15    Reflection on procurement post-EU referendum
14:30    Close

You don’t need a BCSC conference pass to attend this event. If you want to attend the last day of BCSC’s conference, which starts at 09:30, please get in touch with Beth Wilson at You can also register your interest in attending one of our future events on OJEU, and we will contact you with details of upcoming seminars.

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