Legal Services

Legal advice and support for every part of your business

CHIC’s legal services framework creates savings and efficiencies through a panel of the country’s leading housing specialist law firms. Compliantly procured, the service offers more than 200 fixed-fee deals plus hourly rates at an average 30% discount on firms standard charges.


CHIC SOLUTIONS

Framework Lots

Legal Services

Corporate, Governance & Finance

Framework Start Date: 01/07/2020
Framework End Date: 30/06/2024

The CHIC Corporate, Governance & Finance lot on our Legal Services Framework comprises of 12 of the country’s leading housing specialist law firms. The service offers more than 200 fixed-fee deals plus hourly rates at an average 30% discount on firms’ standard charges. 

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Housing & Asset Management

Framework Start Date: 01/07/2020
Framework End Date: 30/06/2024

The CHIC Housing & Asset Management lot on our Legal Services Framework comprises of 14 of the country’s leading housing specialist law firms. The service offers more than 200 fixed-fee deals plus hourly rates at an average 30% discount on firms’ standard charges. 

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Property & Development

Framework Start Date: 01/07/2020
Framework End Date: 30/06/2024

The CHIC Property & Development lot on our Legal Services Framework comprises of 15 of the country’s leading housing specialist law firms. The service offers more than 200 fixed-fee deals plus hourly rates at an average 30% discount on firms’ standard charges. 

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Consultancy Services

Façade Engineer

Framework Start Date: 30/09/2021
Framework End Date: 29/09/2025

Design consultant appointed to take forward projects of any works value , but generally expected to be upwards of £1m construction value. Chartered Membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE); or Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

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Fire engineer

Framework Start Date: 30/09/2021
Framework End Date: 29/09/2025

Design consultant appointed to take forward projects of any works value , but generally expected to be upwards of £1m construction value providing pre and post contract services through design and construction, commissionng and in-use in accordance with RIBA stages 1-7. Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Diploma Level 3 and above Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (NEBOSH).

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Housing and Asset Management Services

Framework Start Date: 30/09/2021
Framework End Date: 29/09/2025

Asset Management Services – Services to Existing Assets This includes (but is not limited to) the following consultancy support activities: • Interim Management • Asset Management Strategy Consultancy • Stock Condition Validation • Stock Condition Surveying • Asset Data Analysis and Review • Asset Performance Analysis and Grading • Cost and Quality Benchmarking Development Services – Supporting the Development of New Assets This includes (but is not limited to) the following consultancy support activities: • Interim Management • Site Finding • Viability Assessments • Market Appraisals • Marketing Plans • Property Sales • Project Management • Programme Management Housing Management Services – Supporting Services to Residents This includes (but is not limited to) the following consultancy support activities: • Interim Management • Organisational Reviews • Performance Analysis • System and Process Reviews • Policies and Procedures • Customer Service Reviews • Membership of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Chartered Membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE); · Chartered Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); · Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

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Integrated Consultancy Team

Framework Start Date: 30/09/2021
Framework End Date: 29/09/2025

Integrated Consultant Team (ICT) appointed to take forward projects of any works value , but generally expected to be upwards of £1m construction value providing pre and post contract services through design and construction, commissionng and in-use in accordance with RIBA stages 1-7. The ICT will prepare the tender documents to be used to appoint an Integrated Supply Team (IST) following a standalone competition advertised on Find a Tender (FTS)or already appointed by the Authority under a separate CHIC Framework Agreement or CHIC Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). Core disciplines include,Contract Administrator, Employers Agent, Building Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor and Principal Designer.

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Structural Engireer

Framework Start Date: 30/09/2021
Framework End Date: 29/09/2025

Structural Engineering design consultants appointed to take forward projects of any works value , but generally expected to be upwards of £1m construction value appointed to take forward projects of any works value , but generally expected to be upwards of £1m construction value providing pre and post contract services through design and construction, commissionng and in-use in accordance with RIBA stages 1-7 with Chartered Membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

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DPS Categories

Agency

All Employee Types and Specialisms

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of the employees and associated agency services from all/any of the other categories within this DPS and any other role or specialism required by the Customer.

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Asset Management / Property Services, including trade operatives

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to, health & safety officers, asset managers, development managers, property service officers, leasehold managers and trade operatives. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services.

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Executive / Board Members

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to, chief executive officers, executive directors, strategic directors and non-executive board members. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services.

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Executive Support / PA

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to, personal assistants, office administrators, sales negotiators. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services.

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Finance

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to, management accountants (including capital and treasury, rents and service charges), business assurance officers and accounts payable officers. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services.

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Housing Services

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to, customer relationship managers (Housing Officers), retirement living co-ordinators, governance advisors, and contact centre officers. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services.

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Information Technology

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to, infrastructure managers, IT Helpdesk and data analysts. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services

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Human Resources and Communications

Framework Start Date: 28/09/2018

Job roles and specialisms include, but are not limited to,HR advisors/co-ordinator/administrators, payroll officers and communications managers. Contracts awarded under this DPS Category may include all or a mix of employee types and associated agency services.

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