Osborne Clarke has been appointed to Lot 2a of the Crown Commercial Service's Public Sector Legal Services Framework (RM6240).
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for
The Public Sector Legal Services Framework (RM6240) will replace the current Wider Public Services (RM3788) agreement when it expires at the end of this month, and will facilitate the provision of legal services to Buyers in the whole of the UK Public Sector, more directly the Wider Public Sector including Health; Education; Local and Regional Government; Emergency Services; and Third Sector and Social Housing organisations.
Following its appointment to Lot 2a (General Services Provision) Osborne Clarke's multidisciplinary team will be able to support the public sector across the following core specialisms:
- property and construction;
- planning and environment;
- litigation and dispute resolution;
- employment; and
- intellectual property
This appointment follows Osborne Clarke's reappointment to the CCS's Rail Legal Services Panel Framework (RM6204) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) earlier this year.
Catherine Wolfenden, UK Head of the Disputes and Risk Practice Group, and Chris Wade, Head of Projects, Construction, Planning and Environment, said: "We're thrilled to be appointed to this CCS Framework. As a firm we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of advising on ground-breaking transformations such as decarbonisation, digitalisation and the changing landscape of transport and mobility. Our focus over the next four years will be to support our existing and new clients in navigating the legal risks and taking advantage of opportunities facing the UK wider public sector."