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Law firms invited to bid for £400million government panel contract

Sep 30, 2016

The UK government are seeking submissions from Law firms for slots on its restructured legal panel. The £400 million tender will be awarded for an initial period of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The panel will be divided into 2 tiers; it is anticipated 12 tier one and 6 tier two suppliers will be appointed. Tier one suppliers will be awarded the work in the first instance. The procurement will be conducted in three stages Stage 1 - Eligibility (Eligibility Questionnaire) - Potential providers will be required to complete an Eligibility Questionnaire Stage 2 - Suitability (Suitability Questionnaire and Stage 2 Pricing) - Potential providers will be required to complete a Suitability Questionnaire which includes the submission of two case studies and a stage 2 Pricing Matrix together forming the ‘stage 2 Tender Submission’ Stage 3 - Compatibility (Compatibility Meeting and Stage 3 Pricing) - Potential providers will be required to attend a stage 3 Compatibility Meeting and submit a stage 3 Pricing Matrix Panel slots are expected to be awarded to successful applicants on 21st February 2017. The panel will be complemented by the procurement of a secondary panel for lower-value legal services. This will be open to panel customers and the wider public sector, accommodating low-value and low-volume transactions. You can access further information on the tender here. Read the article here.

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Output within this sector is increasingly high across the UK, and is expected to soar in the coming years. This will give law practices the chance to get involved with some high-profile organisations. Many legal practices will not have the in-house expertise to create a detailed bid strategy, which is where our team of expert, in-house bid-writing professionals can help. Thornton & Lowe has an enviable track record guiding our clients to success with contract and framework opportunities across 125 sectors since 2009. Our highly-skilled in-house bid team provide a complete range of bid management services, supporting our clients to bid for and win public and private sector contracts. For further information on the services provided by Thornton & Lowe, or to discuss your organisation’s specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our head office on 01204 238 046 or email the team at

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