Jo Teagle is a "front end" lawyer who specialises in procurement, construction and facilities management and maintenance contracts, particularly with respect to the government sector. Jo is the Deputy Head of our National Facilities Management Group.

Before joining Clayton Utz, Jo worked for nine years at Housing NSW in various roles such as Manager, Strategic Procurement & Contracts and Principal Solicitor, Contracts & Property. Jo had responsibility for the overall management of Housing NSW's Procurement Framework and the delivery of legal advice and legal services concerning construction, commercial and maintenance contracts.

Jo has an in-depth understanding of complex government project requirements, particularly those relating to facilities management, maintenance, construction and infrastructure development. Jo also specialises in work health and safety, particularly the new harmonised legislation.

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Construction and Major Projects

Department of Defence: Advising Defence concerning the implementation of a program manager for medium works projects, including the various procurement options and the contract model to adopt to obtain best value for money for Defence.

Department of Defence: Ongoing advice and drafting for Defence concerning commercial, strategic, procurement and legal issues arising from its comprehensive maintenance services contracts.

Office of Housing (Victoria): Advised the Office of Housing on its maintenance services delivery review project (comprising 70,000 properties). This work involves a comprehensive review of current maintenance operations, the preparation of a detailed report with options and recommendations for future service delivery and the drafting and preparation of the associated tender and contract documentation (implementing the recommended strategy), including the performance management framework for the contract. Advised on the legal, probity and risk issues associated with the tender process, including the tender briefing session and the evaluation of tenders.

WA Housing: Advising WA Housing on its maintenance contracting arrangements, including contract model and procurement strategies, contract management, risk allocation and the methodology required to implement a head contractor maintenance service delivery model. Also advised concerning contractual interpretation and administration issues (including claims by contractors) and drafted associated settlement deeds.

NBN Co: Advising NBN on its facilities management requirements, including conditions of contract, contract model, performance management frameworks, procurement strategies and tender evaluation and negotiation strategies and issues.

NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC): Advised on the facilities asset management contract model to be adopted for the delivery of maintenance and cleaning of DECs assets, including drafting a 70 page report with recommendations for DEC concerning the various contracting models, procurement strategies and contract management arrangements best suited to maintenance service delivery for the DEC assets. Reviewed the various risks associated with the project and advised on strategies for obtaining best value for money in the tender and contract management phases of the project. Drafted the EOI documentation concerning the maintenance and cleaning tender call and drafted the amendments to the standard contract documentation and the RFT documentation. Drafted the performance management framework and KPIs and the associated meeting and reporting framework.

Peninsula Link: Advised the Linking Melbourne Authority on the procurement processes and probity matters for the EOI and RFP for Peninsula Link and drafted the payment mechanism, KPIs and performance framework for the operation and maintenance phase of the project.

Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority: Advised the State Government on all aspects of the clean-up process and managing contractor contract for this project, including ongoing contract management and administration.

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Government Services

Department of Defence and Defence Material Organisation: Advising Defence and the Defence Material Organisation concerning the Work Health and Safety Legislation's introduction, including drafting deeds of amendment umbrella deeds. Conducted various briefings concerning the deeds of amendment and the Work Health and Safety Legislation.

Department of Defence: Assistance in the ongoing amendments and maintenance of Defence's suite of standard form contracts, tender documents and collateral materials, including to reflect changes in law / policy and industry developments.

Department of Defence: Advising Defence concerning the implementation of a program manager for medium works projects, including the various procurement options and the contract model to adopt to obtain best value for money for Defence.

Department of Defence: Ongoing advice and drafting for Defence concerning commercial, strategic, procurement and legal issues arising from its comprehensive maintenance services contracts.

Office of Housing (Victoria): Advised the Office of Housing on its maintenance services delivery review project (comprising 70,000 properties). This work involves a comprehensive review of current maintenance operations, the preparation of a detailed report with options and recommendations for future service delivery and the drafting and preparation of the associated tender and contract documentation (implementing the recommended strategy), including the performance management framework for the contract. Advised on the legal, probity and risk issues associated with the tender process, including the tender briefing session and the evaluation of tenders.

WA Housing: Advising WA Housing on its maintenance contracting arrangements, including contract model and procurement strategies, contract management, risk allocation and the methodology required to implement a head contractor maintenance service delivery model. Also advised concerning contractual interpretation and administration issues (including claims by contractors) and drafted associated settlement deeds.

NBN Co: Advising NBN on its facilities management requirements, including conditions of contract, contract model, performance management frameworks, procurement strategies and tender evaluation and negotiation strategies and issues. 

NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC): Advised on the facilities asset management contract model to be adopted for the delivery of maintenance and cleaning of DECs assets, including drafting a 70 page report with recommendations for DEC concerning the various contracting models, procurement strategies and contract management arrangements best suited to maintenance service delivery for the DEC assets. Reviewed the various risks associated with the project and advised on strategies for obtaining best value for money in the tender and contract management phases of the project. Drafted the EOI documentation concerning the maintenance and cleaning tender call and drafted the amendments to the standard contract documentation and the RFT documentation. Drafted the performance management framework and KPIs and the associated meeting and reporting framework.

Peninsula Link: Advised the Linking Melbourne Authority on the procurement processes and probity matters for the EOI and RFP for Peninsula Link and drafted the payment mechanism, KPIs and performance framework for the operation and maintenance phase of the project.

Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority: Advised the State Government on all aspects of the clean-up process and managing contractor contract for this project, including ongoing contract management and administration.

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