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United Kingdom-Manchester: Legal services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Legal Services Framework.
This Prior Information Notice is not a call for competition but is an early market engagement exercise to enable Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) to engage with suppliers to better understand the market and explore potential structures and specifications for its second generation Legal Services Framework. The Legal Services Framework wil service the needs of CPC Members and the wider Public Sector as a whole. The CPC wishes to go to market for a Legal Services Famework and to this end, CPC would like to invite suppliers to engage with CPC, through its procurement partners NPG Limited, to discuss the nature of the forthcoming framework, its' design, specification and constructs. This notice is seeking suppliers who my wish to engage with us in this regard.
Please note the early market engagement exercise will conclude on 22.9.2017, whereupon CPC will review the outcome of the exercise,and use its findings to inform the design of the framework.
This framework is open for use by any public sector organisation within the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland, where it is open to CPC Members and those in the education sector.
The Legal Services Framework will provide CPC Members and organisations throughout the public sector with access to professional Legal Services and associated services. The exact nature of the specification and the framework Lot structure has yet to be determined and this early market engagement is critical in ensuring an appropriate framework structure and specification is established. The exact volume of business through this framework is unknown at this time and is solely dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members and wider public sector organisations decide to utilise the resulting framework.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Early Market Engagement is a valuable opportunity for suppliers to find out more about CPC and the needs of its membership, whilst inputting into the design and specification of this important framework.
The CPC is seeking to engage with organisations to understand the market and thus deliver a successful framework for CPC Members and the wider public sector as a whole and therefore suppliers wishing to engage with CPC should email its' procurement partner NPG Limited at email@example.com detailing your company name, the name of the person wishing to engage on behalf of your company and their contact details. Thereafter discussions will be held with interested suppliers on an individual basis. Discussions will conclude on 22nd September 2017.
The supplier discussions will be used to help shape the framework requirements.