NHS Trusts in Lincolnshire have combined to launch a procurement exercise for a legal services framework agreement.
The agreement, which will run for 36 months from the award of the contract with an option to extend for a further 12 months, is broken down into six lots:
- NHS governance and public law
- CFT Application support
- Employment law
- Contract and commercial law
- Property law
- Estate, corporate finance and PFI/PPP projects including LIFT schemes.
It is envisaged that a minimum number of five operators and a maximum number of 15 will be invited to tender or to participate.
The procurement exercise is being run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust on behalf of NHS Trusts in Lincolnshire.
In addition to Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, they include Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust, United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and any other Trust or organisation formed by the changes to NHS Trusts in Lincolnshire following government publication of the White Paper Equality and Excellence, Liberating the NHS.