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:
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 £189,330.
"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 £189,330, 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.
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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|
|Legal Services Flyer||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers||Yes||Download|
Join Weightmans, one of the suppliers on our Legal Services framework agreement, for a series of procurement training webinars. These webinars will explore three thorny questions pertaining to how to award public contracts skillfully and lawfully within the procurement rules.