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Published 24 February 2014
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has been successful in winning a place on nine regional Lots of the Crescent Purchasing Consortiums (CPC) Legal Services Framework contract.
CPC is a consortium of over 2,500 further education institutions and academies with a combined annual turnover in excess of £170 million.
The framework is also being made available to other public bodies across the UK and covers the whole range of legal services, but with a focus on property matters, human resources matters, academy conversion and post-conversion.
Commenting on the tender win, Eve Gregory, Lead Partner for the Consortium at DAC Beachcroft, said: "We are delighted to have been reappointed to so many Lots of this multi-million pound legal services framework. Our appointment reflects DAC Beachcroft's position as a leading adviser to the education sector as a whole.
"We are pleased that the Consortium is now available to meet the needs of schools and academies and we look forward to the opportunity of working with the member institutions in support of the sector."
Neale Walker, Specialist Contracts and Procurement Officer at CPC said: "We are pleased to welcome DAC Beachcroft back to our framework of suppliers. CPC offers education providers a guaranteed way of complying with EU and UK procurement legislation by putting in place frameworks formed from suppliers who have undergone our competitive tendering processes. As we are owned by and dedicated to the education sector, we understand its needs and exist solely to ensure that the sector gets the level of service it deserves."