Tender for HR and Employment Legal Services

Ofcom is tendering for UK Employment Law advice and legal services for up to the next five years.

HR and Employment Legal Services

Contract summary



  • Legal services – 79100000

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Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 December 2022

Closing date

24 January 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 May 2023

Contract end date

30 April 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

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Provision of HR and employment legal services
Ofcom is tendering for UK Employment Law advice and legal services for up to the next five years. The duration of the contract is 3 years, subject to the right of Ofcom (at its sole discretion) to exercise its right to extend the Contract by up to 2 periods of twelve months each. The maximum length of the contract is therefore 5 years.
It is expected that the contract will commence around April / May 2023.
The requirement is for a framework agreement for legal services to support Ofcom’s People & Transformation team with a variety of activities, which will require specialist employment and immigration law knowledge and advice. We intend to enter a framework agreement with up to three providers.
The requirements are likely to cover the following services:
A. Simple to complex ER cases, including possible tribunal and/or settlement agreement support. This is likely to cover legal advice, on an on-call and adhoc basis to support with employment law issues, sensitive, complex and, on occasion, rapidly escalating ER cases, up to possible Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
B. Strategic advice to Ofcom People and Transformation Director and senior HR team.
C. Policy development, ad hoc basis, employment law advice on policy review and development, including possibly on occasion the drafting from scratch, or reviewing prior drafts of polies covering an array of employee relations topics.
D. General sharing of legal updates, best practice and opportunity for development of Ofcom’s P&T department.
E. Support for our ESG / Diversity & Inclusion work. Ofcom will, from time to time, require advice on best practice for a range of activities.


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About the buyer


Contact name

Mark Lundy


Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road


020 7981 3204