Legal services framework agreements
Capsticks is committed to developing working partnerships with other organisations in order to deliver quality and value for money to its clients. One area in which this is exemplified is through our membership of legal services frameworks.
Capsticks has been awarded a place on most tendered frameworks that procure on behalf of NHS bodies, central government departments, local authorities, the police and other agencies. Frameworks provide several extra benefits to client organisations, including discounted rates, early payment discounts, free advisory opportunities and training benefits.
We are approved for:
- Crown Commercial Services framework (CCS)
- HealthTrust Europe
- NHSLA Lot 3
- NHS Commercial Alliance
- NHS SBS Commercial Procurement Solutions the North West procurement hub (NHS SBS)
- North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)
- HALA (Housing Associations' Legal Alliance)
- Advantage South West
- CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortium Limited)
The Crown Commercial Services is the national procurement partner for UK public services. The legal services framework was let on 1st February 2013 for two years with up to two years' extension. The second year extension is currently in progress.
HealthTrust Europe framework
A new framework is in place and is available nationally. It commenced on 23rd December 2015 for two years with the option on extend for 24 months.
NHS Commercial Alliance
This framework is the result of a strategic partnership between NHS Commercial Solutions and the East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub. The framework which is available nationally has been awarded with effect from 23/1/2015 for three years.
Derek Howe (NHS Commercial Alliance)
Mark Paget Skelin (Capsticks)
Andrew Rowland (Capsticks)
Jane Strobel (Capsticks)
NHS Shared Business Services
The North West framework was let on 1 December 2013 for two years. With the option to extend for an additional two years until 30th November 2017.
North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)
National Legal Services Framework for Police Services
A framework operated by the Metropolitan Police through which all Police Services, PCCs and associated Policing Organisations can procure legal services.
HALA (Housing Associations' Legal Alliance)
A framework operated on behalf of several Housing Associations.
Advantage South West
A framework operated on behalf of Housing Associations in the South West.
CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortium Limited)
A consortium of Registered Providers with around 40 members. CHIC is also a member of Re: Allies Works Ltd, which includes Efficiency North and Procure Plus Holdings Ltd. Members of these two groups, which include many Borough and District Councils, may also procure legal services through this framework.