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Selection process begins for new solicitor framework agreement

Friday May 31st, 2013

Government Opportunities (GO)The London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) is looking for legal firms to join one of the most high-profile solicitor’s framework agreements in local government.

LBLA comprises of 13 public bodies which between them spend approximately £1.5m per annum on external legal advice from law firms.

The authorities that make up the LBLA are:

  • Brent
  • Camden
  • City of London
  • Ealing
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Waltham Forest
  • West London Waste Authority

The framework agreement will run for a period of three years from 1 October this year, with an option to extend the term for a further year.

The LBLA is to follow a two stage process in selecting firms: (i) a pre-qualification assessment, and (ii) an invitation to tender.

There are two lots available. Lot 1 covers complex regeneration, development, property and planning.

Lot 2 covers a ‘full range of legal services’, including: litigation; commercial; property; and other miscellaneous local government work.

The framework will be made open for use by other local authorities in Greater London and South-East England.

The estimated value of the requirement is stated as being between £1m and £5m, while the deadline for expressions of interest is 6 June. The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is acting as the central purchasing body.

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