Published date: 16 March 2022

Last edited date: 22 November 2023

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

Closing: 14 September 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Legal services - 79100000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 March 2022

Closing date

14 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

22 February 2022

Contract end date

21 February 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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority has put in place an agreement for the provision of rail legal services to be utilised by UK Central Government Departments, and other public sector bodies. The principal Buyer is the Department for Transport (DfT), who will use this Framework Contract wherever possible. Other Contracting Authorities, as detailed in VI.3 may also use it from time to time.
The policy drivers supporting the development and procurement of this Framework Contract are to:

provide Buyers with a route to market compliant with UK Law
offer an improved agreement for both Buyers and Suppliers
provide Buyers with access to high quality legal services
achieve value for money

Rail Legal Services (RM6204) has been designed as a suitable replacement for Rail Legal Services (RM3756) due to expire in 2022.

This procurement has been conducted under the Light Touch Regime ('LTR') and is therefore subject to limited regulation. It has been conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of PCR 2015, and relates to the legal services which are listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) 2015 as a specific service.

The Framework Agreement has been established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Rail Legal Services

  • Opportunity
  • Published 13 August 2021



Award information

Awarded date

22 February 2022

Contract start date

22 February 2022

Contract end date

21 February 2026

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

A list of successful suppliers can be found in the attachments a


A list of successful suppliers can be found in the attachments area


Companies House number: 0000000000

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

The minister for the cabinet office acting through


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street


+44 3450103503