CHIC has once again partnered with our specialist legal services agent Kennedy Cater to deliver our new legal services framework, comprising of a panel of 22 leading housing specialist law firms. This new 4-year framework will replace the existing highly successful framework and will commence on 1st July 2020. It has been developed to create significant saving for all of our members with more than 200 fixed-fee deals, plus hourly rates at an average 30% discount on firms’ standard charges.
Our route to market has demonstrated significant efficiencies, generating over £1.1m of savings for our members from the ongoing framework.
The new framework divides legal services into 3 separate workstream lots, with a range of firms available for each lot:
Each lot has an extensive list of fixed price services, fully reflective of the types of legal services that all registered providers may require. Members can directly select lawyers and/or conduct mini competitions. All of the legal firms were selected through a competitive OJEU tender process and demonstrated a robust service offer and cost competitive pricing.
Social value remains at the core of all our frameworks and contracts. All firms are able to provide an extensive range of value added and social value benefits such as training opportunities, advice to improve employability of tenants and community engagement.
If you would like to find out how to use our framework, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org