For the Public Sector & Charities Procurement

A market-leading procurement team recognised throughout the UK for providing specialist procurement advice to contracting authorities and bidders.

A market leading procurement team

MacRoberts procurement lawyers advise contracting authorities and bidders on all aspects of public services. Our team is a market leader in Scotland and recognised throughout the UK for its specialist procurement law advice, particularly on major infrastructure, NPD and hub models, health, education, transport and construction.

Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialists

We work with our clients to ensure they are fully informed about their procurement and public law obligations for infrastructure investments and service delivery, as well as an ongoing public sector focus on social value and sustainability in procurement. Led by Duncan Osler, one of Scotland’s few accredited specialists in procurement law, our team is recognised for its leading edge public procurement advice.

Leading edge procurement advice

Our procurement lawyers provide specialist contentious advice, raising and defending procurement court challenges and have been involved in the majority of Court of Session procurement cases, including judgements with UK significance. Our work is genuinely ‘leading edge’, and we advise at the intersection of public procurement law, social impact in commissioning and public sector procurement governance and reforms.

Related Services

  • Local Government

    As one of the largest public sector legal teams in Scotland, we robustly promote and defend our clients’ interests in local government.

    Local Government
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure

    MacRoberts has been at the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception and is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

    Major Projects & Infrastructure
  • Charities & Social Enterprise

    Our team has a deep understanding of the specific challenges facing charities, social enterprises and third sector organisations. 

    Charities & Social Enterprise
  • Healthcare

    Our Healthcare team comprises leaders in their respective fields, who have established excellent reputations in the healthcare sector and have in-depth knowledge of the legal and commercial challenges faced by our clients.

    Healthcare

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.