David is a strategic change agent and expert procurement adviser with over 17 years of experience in the environmental services sector gained across local government and private sector consultancy.
David has a deep understanding of local government and is a creative problem solver with abilities in facilitation and consensus building. 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. He 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, Open and Restricted Procedure.
David regularly acts as the lead negotiator during procurement projects and focuses on the long-term view that contracts must be of high quality, effective and sustainable in operations so that local authorities achieve long lasting benefits and value for money as a result of the procurement support that he provides. He also possesses the insight of the main waste suppliers in the market, adding to his commercial capability.
His experience and advice to clients spans the entire procurement life cycle including: appraisal of commissioning options; pre-market engagement; development of business case and procurement strategy; production of technical, financial and contract documentation; negotiation and dialogue with the market; evaluation of submissions; and operational support during the mobilisation of services into new contracts.
David is a Chartered Waste Manager, PRINCE2® and MSP® practitioner with exceptional project and programme management expertise.
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, developing a track record of consistently adding value to procurement projects.
David has recently led the delivery of some of the most high-profile procurement projects in the country for 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 is currently directing the procurement of three procurement projects in London for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Havering.
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”.