Published date: 5 November 2021

Last edited date: 30 November 2021

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: 9 December 2021, 3pm

Contract summary


  • Legal services - 79100000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 November 2021

Closing date

9 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

16 May 2022

Contract end date

16 May 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



UK Export Finance (the "Customer"), has a requirement for the provision of "General Aerospace Legal Panel". The Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade (DIT) is the contracting authority responsible for the delivery of this requirement on behalf of the Customer.

The full specification is provided with the contract documents (GALP ITT Schedule 07) but in summary UKEF intends to put in place a panel for the provision of services of external legal counsel to advise in relation to the financial support that UKEF provides to the aerospace sector.

The contract shall be for a period of 48 months. The requirement has an estimated total value of £40,000,000 (ex-VAT) and this value includes any available contract option(s). Bidders will be expected to demonstrate their tenders will continue to deliver value for money to the Customer for throughout the period of the contract.

DIT has conducted a Cyber Risk Assessment to identify the level of cyber risk to this requirement. It has been identified that Cyber Essentials or equivalent is required.

DIT is using e-tendering for this procurement which means this Invitation To Tender (ITT) and the forms for submitting a response are only available in electronic form which can be accessed via your web browser at: Bidders should read all the instructions and documents thoroughly and follow the defined processes to comply with our requirements.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

UKEF - General Aerospace Legal Panel (GALP)

  • Early engagement
  • Published 29 December 2020



About the buyer

Contact name

James Townsend


Old Admiralty Building