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Wider Public Sector Legal Services

This planned procurement has been renamed “Wider Public Sector Legal Services” (previously Legal Services Marketplace).

This procurement is the fourth and final element of the wider 2017/18 CCS Legal Services renewal programme. The commercial vehicle chosen to best suit customer needs is a framework, and will offer legal services to predominantly wider public sector organisations; it will be open to the whole UK public sector.


Currently all commercial legal genres are in scope, dependent upon the Lot:-

1. A regional lot, where bidders will have the opportunity to demonstrate expertise in a minimum of only one legal area, and one UK region:-

  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • East of England
  • Greater London
  • South East England
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

2. A full service lot designed to deliver a mandatory suite of legal services within the jurisdictional areas of England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

3-5. Three smaller specialist lots, again within the individual jurisdictional areas; Property & Construction, Transport - Rail, and Cost Lawyer Services.

The maximum numbers of suppliers planned to be appointed to each Lot is as follows:-

Lot 1 - Regional80 suppliers
Lot 2 - Full Service Lot

England & Wales - 13 suppliers

Scotland - 17 suppliers

Northern Ireland - 16 suppliers

Lot 3 - Property & Construction6 suppliers
Lot 4 - Transport - Rail5 suppliers
Lot 5 - Cost Lawyer Services7 suppliers

Market Engagement

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) was issue on 17th October 2017 and the Contract Notice was issued on 22nd May 2018.  The tender documents are available to download via the link below.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU

View PIN (see Corrigendum, attached below for latest information) 

Contract Notice in OJEU

View Contract notice