William Curry

William Curry | Government Law | Procurement | Arthur Cox | Belfast
  • William Curry
  • PARTNER
  • +44 28 9026 5881
  • Arthur Cox, Victoria House, Gloucester Street, Belfast BT1 4LS, Northern Ireland

Expertise

William works with a range of public and private sector bodies advising on procurement, corporate and commercial issues, including giving procurement and commercial advice on a number of major capital investment projects, drafting and negotiation of contracts and advising on dispute resolution and construction issues. William also has experience of advising in relation to projects using the NEC suite of contracts.

Experience

  • C2K – advising on en(ni), a major ICT outsourcing and support contract. Work included drafting procurement documentation, including OJEU, PQQ and IPID, drafting contract (including dispute resolution procedures) and advising generally in relation to compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
  • Department for Social Development and the Social Security Agency – Advising on procurement of medical services to support the social security system in Northern Ireland. Advice to the Department has involved detailed understanding and application of the European procurement regulations and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as well as drafting the services contract.
  • DETI – advising on procurement of new submarine and terrestrial ICT (particularly telecommunications) infrastructure in the North West of the island of Ireland (Project Kelvin).
    arc21 and its constituent councils – advising on procurement of Residual Waste Treatment Project including vires re their ability to enter into contracts and associated documentation including guarantees and indemnities in relation to the procurement and award of a waste contract; their powers and functions and the obligations imposed on them under both primary and subordinate legislation.
  • SWaMP2008 (and its 8 constituent councils) – advising on the PPP procurement process for residual waste treatment facilities in Northern Ireland. This project is proceeding by way of the Competitive Dialogue procedure and advice has included the practical implications of the Public Contracts Regulations as well as drafting and negotiating the main project agreement.
  • Advising Sport NI in relation to its grant of funding to North Down Borough Council’s for the construction of a 50m Olympic sized swimming pool in Bangor. Advice included the drafting of a bespoke funding agreement and tailored dispute resolution clauses.
  • AES Kilroot – advising on procurement of a major Overhauls contract for the maintenance of their electricity generating turbines. Advice included drafting the PQQ documentation, advice on evaluation criteria and compliance with the provisions of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
  • Advising a significant energy market participant on all aspects of implementation of the SEM, including development of the Trading and Settlement Code, licensing, legislation and contractual arrangements;
  • Advising listed plc on compliance with the FSA Rules and company law generally