Harlow District Council is to set up a legal services framework worth an estimated £4m to provide support for special projects.
The council said: “The Authority requires a Framework of five (5) Legal Advisors which the Authority can call upon, on an ad hoc basis to support and partner its' in house legal team to deliver timely and accurate legal advice for major projects, and/or those projects or requirements that (in the view of the Authority) are high profile, high risk, high profile and/or of strategic importance as described in the Authority's Brief."
The contract is due to start on 2 November 2020 and run until 1 November 2024.
The closing date is 10 August 2020.
Harlow said that Tendring District Council, Maldon District Council and Chelmsford City Council had expressed an interest in calling off services from this framework.