King's College London is to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of legal services worth an estimated £6.8m over four years.
The university currently spends in excess of £1.7m per year on external legal services, across more than 20 firms.
It said: “King’s objective is to ensure that it receives quality legal services from law firms who can consistently provide pragmatic, creative and expert advice.”
The framework agreement will run initially for two years, with an option to extend for two further years (subject to satisfactory performance).
King’s said it would actively manage the framework agreement, including coordinating contract review meetings, performance management and analysis of management information provided.
It added: “King’s will work closely with the chosen providers throughout the term of the framework agreement to create productive working relationships and achieve greater value for money.”