Published date: 9 February 2021

Awarded opportunity - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.



Closing: 20 November 2020, 12pm

Contract summary

Industry

  • Legal services - 79100000

  • Legal advisory and representation services - 79110000

  • Legal advisory services - 79111000

    • Legal representation services - 79112000

    • Legal advisory and information services - 79140000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£800,000 to £1,400,000

Procurement reference

20210209101031-53042

Published date

9 February 2021

Closing date

20 November 2020

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

8 January 2021

Contract end date

7 January 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

The University of Exeter and its entities are looking to appoint a number of Panel firms across 4 Lots:
1: Property and Estates
2: Employment and Higher Education
3: Commercial/Contractual and Intellectual Property
4: Patent Services

For Lots 1-3, the University intends to appoint two Panel firms to whom work will be allocated at the discretion of Legal Services; for Lot 4, the intention is to appoint four three Panel firms, again, to whom work will be allocated at Legal Services' discretion. For higher-value work, the University may seek quotations from all firms on the panel for a particular 'Lot' to ensure best value. A Panel firm can be appointed to more than one Lot.
The University's key objectives in contracting for the provision of legal services are as follows:
• to obtain high quality, pragmatic and commercially focussed legal advice from HE Sector experts to supplement the internal advisory services;
• to ensure that legal advice is obtained at the right level of expertise, experience and at the right cost in the context of the HE sector;
• to develop strong relationships with Panel firms and individuals through the provision of a dedicated team, leading to mutual trust, shared understanding of the University's business needs and risk-sharing;
• to ensure that the University is considered a priority and prestigious client by its Panel firms and that Panel firms have the capacity to provide a consistently efficient, timely and cost-effective service ;
• to achieve flexibility in billing structures - e.g. through the use of fixed rates or capped rates in addition to discounted hourly rates, together with full, transparent and accurate monthly reporting to Legal Services on the level of costs and breakdown of work undertaken by Panel firms;
• to provide 'added value' to Legal Services and the University more generally;
• and to ensure that Panel firms have the appropriate brand and reputation to reflect the University's Global and National status


Award information

Awarded date

4 January 2021

Contract start date

4 January 2021

Contract end date

3 January 2025

Total value of contract

£1,400,000

This contract was awarded to 7 suppliers.

Shakespeare Martineau

Address

No 1
1 Colmore Square
Birmingham
B4 6AA

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Michelmores LLP

Address

Woodwater House
Pynes Hill
Exeter
EX2 5WR

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Address

125 Wood Street,
London,
EC2V 7AW

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Mills and Reeve

Address

24 Monument Street,
London,
EC4R 9AT

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Appleyard Lees

Address

The Lexicon
10-12 Mount Street,
Manchester,
M2 5NT

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Greaves and Brewster LLP

Address

Copa House,
Station Road,
Cheddar,
BS27 3AH

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No

Wilson Gunn

Address

Charles House,
148/9 Great Charles Street,
Birmingham,
B3 3HT

Reference

None

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No


About the buyer

Contact name

Simon Davis

Address

Northcote House
Exeter
EX4 4QH
ENG

Email

procurement@exeter.ac.uk


Closing: 20 November 2020, 12pm