By Nichola Gill
14th Jun 2022
CPC’s new Legal Services framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of services to support CPC members with all of their requirements in relation to legal services, large or small.
Following the extensive market research that was undertaken, the lot structure was developed to offer greater flexibility with a combination of geographical and specialism-led lots. There is also a dedicated and all-encompassing lot for education to cover every eventuality.
There are 7 lots in total:
Lot 1 - National One Stop Shop
Lot 2 - Legal Services: Human Resources, Pensions and People
Lot 3 - Legal Services: Academy Conversion and Post Conversion Services
Lot 4 - Legal Services: Property
Lot 5 - Legal Services: Contracts, Procurement Governance and Related Matters
Lot 6 - Legal Services: Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Lot 7 - Legal Services for Education
The framework has 8 suppliers across the 7 lots, 4 of whom are able to provide services for the National One-Stop-Shop.
The framework is fully compliant with UK Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and there is a choice of options for utilising the framework – Direct Award or Further Competition.
The other benefits of using this framework are:
There are a number of dedicated resources available to support members with using the framework, including a detailed User Guide.
Further details can be found on the framework page.