Procurement in Practice: Practical Tips and Considerations

Thursday, 28 March 2024

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Procurement in Practice: Practical Tips and Considerations


  • Procurement strategy and planning - legal considerations
  • Practical ethics and probity in procurement
  • Drafting, and responding to, procurement documents and returnable schedules
  • Describing the scope of goods and services

Presented by Angie Freeman, Partner, Clayton Utz and Monique Azzopardi, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz


Anubhav Madan, Head of Procurement, Local Government Procurement


Angie Freeman, Partner, Clayton Utz
With extensive experience advising on procurement and commercial contracting, Angie has gained a deep understanding of the legal and commercial risks associated with complex procurement projects. Angie has acted for a wide range of government agencies and private sector clients on complex and sensitive procurement projects. Angie's practice focuses on information technology projects, and services outsourcing and contestability projects. Angie's experience includes providing strategic procurement advice (including in relation to the application of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and Commonwealth policies), advising on the preparation and evaluation of requests for tender and other procurement documentation, drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on vendor performance and management.

Anubhav Madan, Head of Procurement, Local Government Procurement
Anubhav joined Local Government Procurement in November 2020, having spent about the last 10 years providing procurement consulting services to both private and public sector organisations. In his last role in NSW Procurement within NSW Treasury, he was focused on architecting and supporting state-wide procurement reform initiatives that support and deliver election commitments, while creating value in professional services by architecting the Business Advisory Services (BAS) standard commercial framework and improving procurement operations for professional services across the state. Prior to that, Anubhav has been focused on architecting and driving procurement transformation initiatives to improve procurement value, capability and profile across various public and private sector organisations since 2004 across Asia, USA and Australia. With a degree in Computer Engineering from Singapore, and trained in Entrepreneurship from Stanford, he also has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and is an alumnus of London Business School (LBS). Most recently he has attained an MCIPS status. In this role as the Head of Procurement, he and his team support in excess of $800M in spend under contract working with over 900 suppliers supporting the NSW Local Government sector. His focus is on optimising contracts, compliance and overall procurement activity within the Local Government sector to provide greater value to both buyers and suppliers in the sector.

Monique Azzopardi, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz
Monique is an experienced commercial lawyer with special expertise in technology transactions. She has strong experience acting for clients in the private and public sectors across the full spectrum of commercial and technology matters, including as a key adviser to the NSW and Commonwealth governments on a number of major projects of State and national significance. She is skilled at developing plain-English contractual documents that are tailored to the project and are legally and commercially robust. Another core part of Monique's practice is privacy law and data protection. She is regularly called upon to assist clients to navigate privacy legislation and to undertake privacy impact assessments. She also crafts tailored privacy provisions for contracts to ensure that contracts are aligned with all relevant privacy laws, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).


Procurement in Practice: Practical Tips and Considerations


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