The utilities group that includes Severn Trent Water (STW) and Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig (HD) is to award framework agreements for the provision of legal services worth an estimated £7.9m over five years.
These services will exclude legal services for the following: corporate, tax, treasury, insurance litigation, patent and trade mark registration and watching service.
The procurement will be divided into the following lots
- Legal Services Retainer for STW and HD (estimated value £3.4m).
- Legal Services Panel for STW and HD (£4m).
- Legal Services Panel for Other Severn Trent Group Companies (£500,000).
The agreements will run for three years with extension options of up to two years in total.