Published date: 20 January 2022

Open future opportunity - This means that the buyer is not yet ready to invite bid applications but early notification has been provided and some dialogue may be possible.

Approach to market date: 30 November 2022

Contract summary


  • Project and design preparation, estimation of costs - 71242000

  • Calculation of costs, monitoring of costs - 71244000

  • Legal services - 79100000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

20 January 2022

Approach to market date

30 November 2022

Contract start date

19 August 2023

Contract end date

18 August 2027

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Costs Lawyer Services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies, which will replace RM6137

Suppliers on this framework will be expected to provide an extensive range of mandatory law cost specialisms

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

More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2023/2024 £10,000,000
2024/2025 £10,000,000
2025/2026 £15,000,000
2026/2027 £15,000,000


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 (CCS)


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


+44 3450103503