Future Cities Catapult, the government-backed urban innovation organisation, is to set up legal services panels worth up to £1.5m over three years.
It plans to appoint a suitably capable and experienced provider of legal advisory services to each of the following lots:
- Lot 1: Full Service;
- Lot 2: Competition Law;
- Lot 3: Employment Law;
- Lot 4: IP/IT Law.
The organisation said the estimated budget for the requirement was £1m to £1.5m over the duration of the contract.
The framework will be for one year, with two options for Future Cities Catapult to extend for 12 months at each option.
Future Cities Catapult’s aim is to “accelerate urban ideas to market, to grow the economy and make cities better”, by bringing businesses, universities and city leaders together “so that they can work with each other to solve the problems that cities face, now and in the future”.