The CPC's framework agreement for Legal Services offers our members access to a panel of expert legal professionals across 13 regional lots, plus a national one-stop shop. The framework covers a wide range of legal services for education, that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of your school, college, or academy. Legal advice and services available through the framework include:
It was awarded on 1st April 2018 and runs to 1st April 2021 with a possible extension to 1st April 2022.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: East Anglia||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: East Midlands||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: London||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Northern Ireland||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: North East||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 6: North West||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 7: Scotland||3||View Suppliers|
|Lot 8: South East||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 9: South West||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 10: Wales||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 11: West Midlands||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 12: Yorkshire||6||View Suppliers|
|Lot 13: Channel Islands||2||View Suppliers|
|Lot 14: National One Stop Shop||5||View Suppliers|
CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.
Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.
The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £181,302.
"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."
Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School
For purchases that exceed £181,302, 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 CPC Sourcing Cloud.
To use this framework and get a quote you need to sign in.
To create a free user account your institution needs to be a CPC member, CPC membership is completely free for educational establishments.
When you join the CPC you will receive some amazing benefits including access to 64 frameworks and specialist procurement advice, plus you won't be inundated with lots of marketing calls and emails that you don't need.
The joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).
To see if your institution is already registered as a CPC member use the search bar below, if your institution is not a member click the Join the CPC button. Remember CPC membership is free for educational establishments.
The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|User Guide||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.||Yes||Download|
|Appendix D - Sample Order Form||Having selected your chosen legal services supplier, orders can be placed via the Framework Order Form. Your preferred supplier will populate the Order Form with the full details of your requirement and then present you with a completed Order Form for signature.||Yes||Download|
|Access Agreement||This is a confirmation of access to the Legal Services Framework, and an agreement of commitment to use said Framework.||Yes||Download|
|Call-Off Terms & Conditions||Having selected your chosen legal services 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.||Yes||Download|
|Appendix B - Further Competition Template||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.||Yes||Download|