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:
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|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
You have two options when using this framework agreement:
Please see the framework user guide or contact the Dukefield contract manager for support & guidance.
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 £214,904.
"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 £214,904, 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.
Sign in to your user account to get a quote.
Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.
You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.
CPC is owned by the education sector and our 88 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:
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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.
|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
|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.
|Framework Call Off Terms & Conditions
|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.
CPC part of the CPL Group, are pleased to announce the launch of our new Legal Services framework which now features a new and improved lot structure, featuring a combination of geographical and specialism-led lots to offer greater flexibility to our members.