NHS Commercial Solutions is to procure a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated between £25m and £40m over five years.
The procurement is being run by the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, on NHS Commercial Solutions’ behalf.
NHS Commercial Solutions said it was seeking “a panel of suitably experienced and qualified suppliers of legal services to provide expert guidance to NHS and, potentially, other public sector organisations”.
The categories of law for which services are expected to be required include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- commercial and corporate
- primary care
- mental health
- healthcare projects (including PFI, PPP, joint ventures and Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) schemes)
- NHS Governance and Public Law.
The framework agreement is to be made available to the NHS in England, including foundation and acute trusts. It is expected to last 60 months.