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David Pietropaoli
Head of Procurement
I manage procurement of environmental services contracts across the country. I am interested in securing value for money and high quality services for local government. I am a keen veg grower and enjoy going to the gym.

David is an expert procurement adviser and Chartered Waste Manager with over 16 years of experience in the environmental services 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 procurement procedures, including Competitive Dialogue, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and Restricted Procedure.  His experience and advice to clients spans the entire procurement life cycle including:  appraisal of commissioning options; development of business case and procurement strategy; production of technical, financial and contract documentation; negotiation and dialogue with the market; evaluation of submissions; and strategic and operational support during the mobilisation of services into new 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. David has exceptional stakeholder management abilities. He is a trusted adviser and works effectively with the political stakeholder and senior officers, establishing successful working relationships with Chief Executive Officers, Directors, Leaders, Portfolio Holders and cabinet members.

Recent Experience

Since joining Eunomia in 2014, David has overseen Eunomia’s procurement services and has provided support to a wide range of local authorities, including London boroughs, local authority partnerships and district councils.

David has recently led the delivery of strategically important projects in the London Borough of Camden, the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Northampton BC and the Wycombe BC, Chiltern BC and South Bucks BC joint procurement. David acted as the technical lead and project manager and provided the lead negotiator role. David has a track record of consistently adding value to procurement projects.  He focuses on the long-term view that contracts must be of high quality, effective and sustainable in operation and that local authorities achieve long lasting benefits and value for money as a result of the procurement support provided.

Career History

Before joining Eunomia, David led major transformation projects within local government to deliver efficiency savings and service improvements. He worked as Programme Manager at Essex County Council, leading a programme of change in the highways and transport services. Prior to that, he 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 and also managed the successful procurement of the borough’s public realm services contract.

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”.