Professional Services

CHIC’s Professional Services provide members with access to a range of consultancy and agency solutions, including CHIC’s long established legal services.

Members can opt for a direct award or via mini-competition from one of our frameworks, or via a mini-tender from our Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

CHIC is regularly updating its frameworks and DPS in response to members needs. New qualifying consultants / suppliers can join the DPS at any time. CHIC’s team will support you to identify the most efficient solutions for your own requirements.

Legal Services Framework

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

In conjunction with specialist agent Kennedy Cater, we have brought together the experience, knowledge and expertise of the very best law firms in England and Wales. Our 22 strong panel of legal firms offer in-depth awareness of the demands, priorities and challenges of the housing sector, with a wide range of services to help you make savings and improve efficiency.

CHIC’s legal services framework makes all these skills available on demand to support any aspect of your corporate governance, finance, asset management and development.

Our services include free induction for staff, a detailed protocol and user guide to help you get the best from the framework and a wide range of added value and social value benefits. Monthly management reports provided by Kennedy Cater give you detailed analysis of your spend and savings achieved.