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Wider Public Services Legal Services Panel Agreement

Contract ID: RM3788

Start Date: 01/10/2018

End Date: 30/09/2021

Description

Synopsis: Legal services for the wider public sector.

 

Full description: This panel has been established to provide a simple and compliant route to market for a range of legal services requirements primarily to the wider public sector. This forms part of the wider strategy for legal services provision which includes three other panel agreements; General Legal Advice Services (RM3786), Rail Legal Services (RM3756) and Finance & Complex Legal Services (RM3787).

This panel agreement comprises of four lots offering both general and more specific legal services.

 

Product types: 

  • Lot 1 Regional Service Provision
  • Lot 2a Full Service Firm - England and Wales
  • Lot 2b Full Service Firm - Scotland
  • Lot 2c Full Service Firm - Northern Ireland
  • Lot 3 Property and Construction
  • Lot 4 Transport Rail

Benefits

  • A comprehensive list of legal services including specialist lots covering Property, Construction and Transport Rail
  • Full legal jurisdictional coverage over England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • SME friendly with access to regional suppliers
  • Flexible call off terms available using both direct award, and further competition
  • Highly competitive hourly and daily rates with options for fixed fees and/or alternative fee arrangements for direct awards and further competitions
  • Streamlined and simplified supplier selection through to contract award using a bespoke digitally enabled award support tool (to be implemented at a later date.  An interim solution is currently in place)
  • Value added benefits are available including two hours free legal advice
  • Simplified tender documents templates and standard panel terms and conditions agreed by all panel suppliers.

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Access

To help you access the panel agreement we have put together a library documents and templates in the documents tab. It is recommended that you read the customer guidance document before using the panel.

Award Support Tool - The panel has a bespoke award support tool to help customers select a shortlist of suppliers who are able to provide the panel services within a given geographical location. This supplier selection tool aids access and shortlisting of lot 1 suppliers.

Further competition and direct awards are permissible route to markets for this panel. You should check your own internal policies and controls processes to ensure adherence to your standard operating procedures.

 

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Savings

Highly competitive hourly and daily rates across the panel have been secured following an open procurement. These rates are the maximum chargeable for any subsequent call-off and a further competition provides suppliers the opportunity to reduce these market rates even further.

There are also options for fixed fees and/or alternative fee arrangements under both direct award and further competition.

Value added benefits are available including two hours free legal advice.

 

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Background

This panel has been established by CCS to provide a simple and compliant route to market for a range of legal services requirements to the Wider Public Sector.

This forms part of the wider strategy for Legal services provision which includes  three other panel agreements; General Legal Advice Services (RM3786), Rail Legal Services (RM3756) and Finance & Complex Legal Services (RM3787).

 

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 71 - click here to view suppliers
1 Regional service provision Professional Services 42 - click here to view suppliers 30/09/2021
2a Full service firm - England and Wales Professional Services 18 - click here to view suppliers 30/09/2021
2b Full service firm - Scotland Professional Services 14 - click here to view suppliers 30/09/2021
2c Full service firm - Northern Ireland Professional Services 11 - click here to view suppliers 30/09/2021
3 Property and construction Professional Services 8 - click here to view suppliers 30/09/2021
4 Transport rail Professional Services 7 - click here to view suppliers 30/09/2021

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Framework Manager Contact Details

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