Burges Salmon named a supplier on CCS Public Sector Legal Services Framework

Firm announces that it has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Public Sector Legal Services Framework (RM6240)

08 September 2022

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce today that it has been appointed to Lot 1 (a, b and c), Lot 2 (a, b and c) and Lot 3 of the CCS Public Sector Legal Services Framework (RM6240), which is designed to replace the current Wider Public Sector Legal Services (RM3788) agreement when it expires at the end of September 2022.

The new Public Sector Legal Services Framework (RM6240) will continue (from RM3788) to provide a full range of legal services to a full and diverse range of public sector organisations.  The objective of this new Framework is therefore to extend, increase and improve the provision of these services in all relevant legal specialisms to Buyers in the whole of the UK Public Sector, more directly the Wider Public Sector including Health; Education; Local and Regional Government; Emergency Services; and Third Sector and Social Housing organisations.

Today’s news continues Burges Salmon’s historic success on being appointed to central government panels, most recently as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service's Rail Legal Services Panel in March 2022, to Lot 1 of the Crown Commercial Service's Legal Services Panel in December 2021 and jointly with US law firm Arent Fox to the CCC Trade Law Panel, in January 2021.  Burges Salmon has been advising central government for over 25 years.

The tender process involved a team from Burges Salmon that included a range of lawyers and business services individuals from across the firm.  The team was led by the firm’s Head of Public Sector, John Houlden, along with partners Laura Wisdom, Brioney Thomas, Ian Tucker, Matthew Ramus and director Lydia Cullimore.

This Public Sector Legal Services Framework will be established for four years and, as part of the firm’s appointment, Burges Salmon will able to bid for work in its appointed Lots as follow:

Lot 1 (Full Service Provision)

  1. a - England and Wales
  2. b - Scotland
  3. c - Northern Ireland

Lot 2 (General Service Provision)

  1. a - England and Wales
  2. b - Scotland
  3. c - Northern Ireland

Lot 3 (Full Service)

  1. Transport/Rail

CCS supports the Public Sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

John Houlden comments: “We are proud to have secured this prestigious appointment, which builds on our recent instructions from the CCS and further demonstrates our deep rooted credentials in the Public Sector.”

Notes to Editors

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

To find out more about CCS, visit: www.crowncommercial.gov.uk

Follow CCS on Twitter: @gov_procurement

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Key contact

John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and State Aid
  • Projects

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