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Following the conclusion of a highly competitive tender process, LUPC awarded its second-generation framework agreement for Legal Services yesterday (1 September 2014). Even compared with the excellent pricing on the previous LUPC framework, there are improved rates available from some firms on the new agreement.
This LUPC framework is intended to complement the APUC framework agreement for the Provision of Legal Services (BA-PFB021), awarded in June 2013. The APUC framework is aimed primarily at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and LUPC’s HEI Members are advised to consider this agreement in the first instance (full details available at www.gem.ac.uk). Alongside this, the LUPC framework has been developed with a particular focus on the needs of our Members outside the Higher Education sector, though it can be accessed by all LUPC Members, should others feel it better meets their needs.
The new framework offers a range of benefits to Members, including OJEU compliancy; highly competitive pricing; added value services and tools; and the surety that Members’ requirement were fully considered by a Member-led tender working party.
A choice of seven firms and a range of call-off methods are available to offer maximum flexibility (see below).
|Headline areas||Firms (in ranked order)|
Commercial and finance
Constitutional and regulatory
1. Veale Wasbrough Vizards
2. Mills & Reeve LLP
3. SGH Martineau
4. Michelmores LLP
5. Eversheds LLP
6. Farrer & Co LLP
7. Muckle LLP
For full information on the new agreement, and how to use it, visit www.gem.ac.uk and search agreements using the term ‘legal services’.
Contact: Clemmie Smith, Senior Contracts Manager, tel: 020 7307 2771