Public Sector Legal Services Framework 2022-2026

Public Sector Legal Services Framework 2022-2026

Public Sector Legal Services for use primarily by the Wider Public Sector, but available to all approved UK public sector bodies.

Public Sector Legal Services

Contract summary



  • Legal services – 79100000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 May 2021

Approach to market date

16 February 2022

Contract start date

30 September 2022

Contract end date

29 September 2026

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Public Sector Legal Services for use primarily by the Wider Public Sector, but available to all approved UK public sector bodies and their associated bodies including, Devolved Administrations – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Wider Public Sector including Health and Education bodies, Local and Regional Government organisations, Emergency Services and Third Sector organisations.

The Scope of services expected to be provided is likely to cover the Legal Practices/Areas listed in Section II.2.4

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3


More information


Spend profile

Financial year Budget
2022/2023 £50,000,000
2023/2024 £50,000,000
2024/2025 £50,000,000
2025/2026 £50,000,000
Additional text
This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the legal market.
Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during June and July 2021 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting panel contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing no later than midday on Monday 7th of June 2021. Further details will be provided to you.
Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement. Please add RM6240 – Public Sector Legal Services to the email subject.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 6 years (assuming a 4 year term with call-off contracts for a further 2 years).
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page Crown for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVEBidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6240 Schedule, ‘Security Requirement and Plan’, to meet RM6240 requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. 

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


+44 3450103503