Published date: 3 July 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 3 August 2020

Contract summary


  • Legal services - 79100000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

3 July 2020

Closing date

3 August 2020

Contract start date

10 February 2021

Contract end date

9 February 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to put in place a Framework Contract for the provision of specialist legal services for International Trade Law, to be utilised by UK Central Government Departments and associated bodies (Buyers) identified at VI.3.

This Framework will be the recommended vehicle for all International Trade Law Services required by Buyers. Its purpose is to complement existing government legal frameworks and specifically assist with international trade disputes and negotiations.

The Framework will be established for 4 years and comprises of:
Lot 1 (International Trade and Disputes)
Lot 2 (International Trade and Negotiations)

Appointed Suppliers will provide legal services in respect of all the Mandatory Specialisms detailed in the Specification and Optional Specialisms (if qualified to do so). Suppliers will provide services relating to domestic law of different jurisdictions. The full Specification is set out in Framework Schedule 1 (Specification).

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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


Closing: 3 August 2020