A comprehensive suite of Legal Services are available from the Lots; Property Services, Human Resource Services, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion Services (not available in Lots 6, 9, 12 and 13) and Other Legal Services, which includes amongst other things corporate governance, data protection, freedom of information, commercial contracts, student matters, dispute resolution, immigration, intellectual property and communications).

Why buy from this National Framework

The framework is EU Compliant and accessible to any organisation within the Public Sector throughout the United Kingdom. The framework provides a one-stop-shop for Members’ legal services across 14 Lots:

Lot 1 – East Anglia

Lot 2 – East Midlands

Lot 3 London

Lot 4 – North East England

Lot 5 – North West England

Lot 6 – Scotland

Lot 7 – South East England

Lot 8 – South West England

Lot 9 – Wales

Lot 10 – West Midlands

Lot 11 – Yorkshire and Humber

Lot 12 – Northern Ireland

Lot 13 – Channel Islands

Lot 14 – National

The framework provides added value throughout when compared with other public sector legal services frameworks. For example,

  • HELP DESK: The framework has a dedicated Help Desk to advise on any aspect of the framework use and contract management issues. The Help Desk is serviced by people who have dedicated to the support of this framework and are therefore able to provide an enhanced standard of framework support.
  • WIDE CHOICE OF PROVIDERS: The framework provides a rich and varied choice of framework providers, from national to regional suppliers.
  • WIDER SCOPE OF SERVICES: Not only is there a great choice of framework suppliers, the scope of legal services is endless. Members can purchase any legal service they require from the framework suppliers.
    • DIRECT AWARD: Members can direct award their business to their supplier of choice without engaging in further competition.
    • FURTHER COMPETITION PROCESSES: Both capability based further competition and traditional further competition processes are available under this framework.
  • FURTHER COMPETITION SUPPORT SERVICES: In addition to the Help Desk, the framework provides Further Competition Support Services which can either,
    1. undertake a further competition on behalf of a framework user where they may have neither the skills or the resources to undertake the further competition themselves, or
    2. provide a further competition documentation review service to ensure documentation is fit for purpose prior to commencement of the further competition.