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Our Expertise


Russell Kennedy’s procurement specialists focus on practical and commercial solutions to help clients achieve their procurement objectives.

We provide hands-on assistance and common sense advice at every stage of the procurement lifecycle including:

  • Market sounding activities and industry engagement
  • Scoping studies and requirement definition activities
  • Procurement design
  • Interactive tender processes
  • Drafting request for tender and expression of interest documentation
  • Strategic probity advice
  • Tender evaluation and value for money assessments
  • Legal risk assessments and contract compliance advice
  • Contract drafting and negotiation, particularly for complex ICT procurements (including parallel negotiations and Best and Final Offer processes)
  • Contract administration and relationship management
  • Preparation of standard form tender and contract documents
  • Advice on legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Liasing with specialist external consultants

Russell Kennedy is excited to announce our new TenderCheck™ service developed by Liana Westcott, a specialist in strategic procurement who practises as a Special Counsel in our Canberra office.

Please click here to view the TenderCheck™ brochure.  To learn more about TenderCheck™ and how the service can assist you, please email TenderCheck@rk.com.au or call Liana on (02) 6171 9905.

Our team includes specialists in the following areas:

Business Services

We have extensive experience advising listed corporations and private businesses on a range of procurement and contracting matters.  Specific industry experience includes the service, transport, logistics, technology, agribusiness and facility management industries.

Commonwealth Government

We have extensive experience across both our Canberra and Melbourne offices advising Commonwealth entities on their tendering and contracting activities, including property management services outsourcing, ICT procurement and contracting, recruitment services, corporate wardrobe solutions, construction and fit-out contracts, establishing panels and multi-use lists, asset divestment and CPR compliance. We bring together exceptional commercial awareness and drafting skills with a first-hand appreciation for the Commonwealth operating environment gained on a range of major projects.

State Government

Russell Kennedy has advised Victorian government agencies and statutory authorities for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on complex ICT procurement. Our team works with state government clients from project inception through to contract negotiation to ensure functional objectives are met within the parameters of the VGPB framework.

Local Government

The provision of legal services for local government and water businesses is a key focus for Russell Kennedy. Our team includes industry leaders in this field. We advise on all areas of procurement and contracting relevant to local government and water businesses. We have particular expertise in construction, civil infrastructure, property issues, waste management, communications and information technology, consultancy arrangements and the preparation of standard form tender and contract documents. We bring together the expertise needed to manage all procurements, from simple tenders to complex projects, in a seamless, efficient and cost effective manner.


We have a strong presence in the not-for-profit sector, and are adept at advising charities and other not-for-profit entities on a range of procurement and contracting issues.

Health and Aged Care

Our procurement specialists regularly collaborate with our well known health and aged care experts to provide informed and sensible advice to this important sector. We have expertise in advising hospitals, aged care facilities and retirement living providers on pharmaceutical supply arrangements, construction and redevelopment projects, ICT procurement and all competitive tendering and contracting activities.