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Legal Services

This framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of services to support to members with all Legal Services requirements from small to high value.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of CPC’s new Legal Services Framework.

This legal advice UK framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of services to support CPC members with all Legal Services requirements from small to high value.

The framework can cover an institutions entire Legal Services requirement including: academy conversion, human resources, contracts and contract law, public procurement law, procurement legal advice, employment law, intellectual property law, insolvency, complex mergers, corporate finance, dispute resolution and litigation, general legal advice and much more.

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.

Other benefits of using this Legal framework are:

  • Efficient and easy to use
  • Quicker route for procurement 
  • Reduced timescales and costs 
  • Dedicated framework user guide and resources 
  • Contract manager support
  • National coverage 
  • Pre-agreed terms and conditions

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this Framework to Schools and Academies.

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  1. Compliant with the UK Public Contracts Regulations
  2. Value for money and competition with a choice of Supplier
  3. Direct Award & Further Competition routes available
  4. Efficient and easy to use
  5. Reduced procurement timescales & costs
  6. Bespoke framework user guide & further competition templates
  7. Contract manager assistance & support
How to Use

You have two options when using this framework agreement:

  1. Conduct a further competition exercise inviting tenders from all framework suppliers.
  2. Direct award

Please see the framework user guide or contact the Dukefield contract manager for support & guidance. 

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool makes it easy to perform and manage a further competition exercise on this Framework. It's free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on purchases that fall below £214,904.00

Get a Quote

If your purchase exceeds £214,904.00, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about the CPC Sourcing Cloud.

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  • Framework Call Off Terms & Conditions Essential
    Having selected your chosen supplier, orders can be placed via the Call-Off Contract Terms and Conditions. Your preferred supplier will populate the Call-Off Contract terms and conditions with the full details of your requirement and then present you with completed Call-Off contract terms and conditions for signature.
  • User Guide Essential
    This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.
  • Appendix B - Further Competition Template Essential
    The attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot.
Contract Manager
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The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium with Dukefield Procurement.

Steve Davies

Framework Contract Manager

[email protected]