Architects Registration Board General Legal Tender

Architects Registration Board General Legal Tender

In particular, legal services will be required in the following areas: Board governance, and attending Board meetings on request.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Legal services – 79100000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£130k

Published date

30 October 2019

Closing date

27 November 2019

Contract start date

02 March 2020

Contract end date

28 February 2023

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK. We are an independent, public interest body and our work in regulating architects ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

ARB requires provision of general legal advice in respect of all its statutory duties and legal obligations, except for the preparation of disciplinary cases to the Professional Conduct Committee and the prosecution of section 21 offences at the magistrates’ courts. These services are provided under separate contract of services and are outside of the scope of this tender.

In particular, legal services will be required in the following areas:
• Board governance, and attending Board meetings on request;
• Interpretation of legislation, and particularly the transposition and implementation of EU Directives;
• Tendering and contracts;
• Employment law;
• Responding to appeals against registration decisions and disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Professional Conduct Committee;
• Responding to judicial reviews of ARB decisions;
• Prescription of Qualifications;
• Complex data protection and GDPR issues;
• Regulatory best practice

Applicants must:
• Be a solicitor or barrister;
• Have previously acted for a professional regulator.

The contract is estimated at a potential annual value of £130,000 and the successful applicant will be appointed for an initial 3 year period.

The closing date for completed applications is 27 November 2019.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Simon Howard

Address

8 WEYMOUTH STREET
LONDON
W1W5BU
England

Telephone

02075805861

Email

SimonH@arb.org.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

Invitation to Tender

Invitation to Tender 2019.docx

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.