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David Pietropaoli

Head of Procurement

David is a Chartered Waste Manager and expert procurement adviser with over 15 years of experience in the waste and resource management sector gained across local government and private sector consultancy.

David has in depth operational knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the use of a wide variety of procedures, including Competitive Dialogue, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and Restricted Procedure.  His experience and advice to clients spans the entire procurement life cycle: from the appraisal of commissioning options; production of procurement and contract documentation; negotiation and dialogue with the market; evaluation of submissions; and strategic and operational support during the mobilisation of contracts.

He is a strategic change agent and PRINCE2® and MSP® practitioner with exceptional project and programme management expertise. With a deep understanding of the local government decision-making process, David is a creative problem solver with abilities in facilitation and consensus building.

 

Recent Experience

Since joining Eunomia in 2014, David has led the provision of technical and procurement support to a wide range of local authority clients, including London boroughs, district councils and local authority partnerships.

David recently supported the London Borough of Camden during the procurement of its Environment Services Contract using the Competitive Dialogue procedure. Acting as technical and procurement adviser, he led on the development of the procurement and contract documents, and evaluation He also acted as negotiator on the authority’s behalf during dialogue. David’s role was key to the authority achieving annual financial savings of £5m.

David also supported four Surrey local authorities to procure a major waste and street cleansing. He provided strategic support during the establishment of a new partnership between the authorities and the development of the procurement strategy. He then provided technical and procurement support through a Competitive Dialogue process, which secured financial savings in excess of £2m per annum across the partners.

More recently David has provided support to Northampton Borough Council.  After helping the authority appraise its commissioning options for the delivery of its environmental services, David acted as programme manager throughout the procurement process that utilised the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation procedure.  This entailed production of tender and contract documents, evaluation of submissions, chairing of moderation meetings, and acting as lead negotiator with bidders.  The support to the authority has extended into the mobilisation of the new contract.

 

Career History

Before joining Eunomia, David worked at the London Borough of Brent, where he managed an award-winning transformation project to introduce radical changes to the waste and street cleansing services, delivering savings of £2m per annum.  He also managed the successful procurement of the borough’s public realm services contract through the Competitive Dialogue route, securing a long term solution and delivering savings of £1.3m per annum.

David was previously a senior consultant for LRS, providing expert technical advice and support to London waste authorities on key aspects of their environmental operations. He also managed research and policy projects for regional and national clients, including GLA, LWARB and WRAP. In his early career, he worked as a waste management officer at the London Borough of Newham.

David is an Environmental Engineer and he graduated at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.