Wakefield Council acting as ‘Lead Authority’ wishes to appoint a panel of Service Providers under a single lot Framework which will put in place arrangements via which the 5 West Yorkshire Authorities (Kirklees Council, Bradford Council, Calderdale Council, Leeds City Council & Wakefield Council) along with York City Council are able to procure Childcare legal services traditionally provided by Barristers. Please note that services via the Framework will only be available to the Local Authorities named above.
The Framework is scheduled to commence in August/September 2019 and would operate on a non-exclusive call-off basis. There is no guarantee of any work. The initial term of the framework is 3 years, with the option to extend the term for a further year.
The Local Authorities are wishing to appoint Barristers who are suitably experienced and skilled and who can demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality services at cost-effective prices.
This tender will be facilitated via the procurement portal ‘Yortender’. In order to access the tender documentation once published your organisation will need to register on the system at: www.yortender.co.uk
If you require any assistance in registering please contact the Yortender helpdesk; email: ProContractSupplier@proactis.com; phone: 0330 005 0352. (Important note: the phone option must only be used in critical / time sensitive situations requiring resolution within 60 minutes).
It is anticipated that the tender documentation will be published on 28th May 2019 and that the tender period will close on 2nd July 2019. Please note that the Lead Authority is not bound to accept any or all tenders received.