Published date: 22 July 2022

This notice was replaced on 4 October 2023

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Awarded contract (published 4 October 2023)

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Contract summary


  • Legal services - 79100000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

22 July 2022

Closing date

22 August 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2022

Contract end date

30 November 2026

Contract type

Service contract

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.

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NHS Shared Business Services Limited (NHS SBS) are creating a National Framework Agreement for the Provision of Legal Services, this will be available for the Healthcare Sector and all other Public Sector Bodies (NHS SBS Approved Organisations) to use for a period of 4 years. Private Sector will also be able to utilise this Framework

NHS Shared Business Services act in an Agency capacity for and on behalf of its customers (Approved Organisations) - existing and new. These comprise of NHS and Social Care organisations (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) along with any other public or private sector bodies which NHS SBS authorises to use the resulting Framework

The Framework will be structured using the following Lots;
Lot 1 - Governance, Structure, Transformation & Public Law
Lot 2 - Healthcare & Mental Health
Lot 3 - Employment
Lot 4 - Procurement, Commercial & Contract
Lot 5 - Property & Construction
Lot 6 - Technology & E-Commerce inc IP & Media Law
Lot 7 - Corporate Finance, Audit & Insurance
Lot 8 - Criminal
Lot 9 - Legal Recovery & Collection
Lot 10 - Counsel
Lot 11 - Multi-Disciplinary Support

Our Approved Organisation list can be found at:

The Procurement Portal and Tender Documents can be accessed at the following link:

More information

Additional text

This Contract Notice is linked to PIN Notice 2022/S 000-000197. Due to a change in procurement platform this Contract Notice cannot be linked to the above mentioned PIN Notice.

About the buyer

Contact name

Paula Jarvis


NHS Shared Business Services Limited
Three Cherry Tree Lane
Hemel Hempstead