Manchester City Council

Cheshire East Council

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University to seek tenders for multi-lot legal services framework

The University of Derby is seeking tenders for the supply of external legal support services for an initial 12-month period with options to extend on an annual basis for an additional three years.

The contract will be split into seven lots:

  1. Commercial (predominantly review and drafting of commercial contracts).
  2. Real estate (to include transfer of freehold interests, grant and taking of leasehold interests, planning, construction and disputes).
  3. Human resources (to include employment disputes and general advice).
  4. Commercial and student disputes (to include all disputes apart from employment disputes).
  5. Research and innovation activities (to include reviewing and drafting of contracts, commercialisation of research and advice on the protection of the university’s research derived IP portfolio).
  6. Governance (to include advice on organisational governance, charity, higher education and academic registry).
  7. Lending (to include advice regarding the university’s Invest to Grow Programme (for example, drafting and negotiating loan documentation for lending below £500,000 and the registration of security).

The University of Derby said: “Whilst the internal Legal Services team advises the University on the full range of legal issues faced by the University, there is a requirement for timely external legal support services to complement the department’s expertise and capacity.”

The contract is due to be awarded on the basis of quality (weighting: 70) and price (weighting: 30).

The value of the contract has not been provided.

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