Andy specialises in commercial contracting with specific expertise in technology procurement. He has worked extensively with clients in the public sector, as well as the banking, horticultural, and infrastructure sectors.
His expertise includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements, with a focus on finding simple, practical solutions to complex contracting issues. He has provided strategic advice on a range of government procurement projects, including reviewing procurement plans, tender documentation, and assisting with bidder evaluation.
Andy also has experience working as in-house counsel (as a secondee) for a leading New Zealand horticultural export company.
Assisting New Zealand Government Procurement
with the large-scale procurement of the All-of-Government banking services panels and the negotiation of the terms of the banking services agreements with the service providers appointed to the panels
Drafting various commercial agreements
for the Te Awa Kairangi/RiverLink programme of major infrastructure works to be undertaken in Lower Hutt, and facilitating negotiation between the funding partners and key stakeholders of the programme
Advising the Ministry of Primary Industries
on its negotiations with an offshore software provider for the procurement of key operations optimisation software, including drafting the agreement
Advising New Zealand Customs Service
on various projects to procure scanning and detection equipment
Advising New Zealand Hops
on a number of key commercial contracts, including the drafting and negotiation of its agreements with its key distribution partners globally, and changes to the terms of supply with domestic hops growers
Assisting the Department of Conservation
with negotiations to procure equipment and services for a secure internet network at all sites nationwide