New details released on Legal Services Marketplace

The Crown Commercial Service has released further details about the new Legal Services Marketplace, expected be awarded in 2018 and estimated to be worth £650 million.

The Legal Services Marketplace will enable NHS trusts, schools, universities, local authorities and charities to procure expert legal advice from a diverse range of small, medium and large suppliers in dozens of specialisms.

General Legal Advice Services, Rail Legal Services, and Finance and Highly Complex Transactions were awarded earlier this year, albeit exclusively for the use of central government departments. Central government departments will be able to use the new Legal Services Marketplace for work worth less than £20,000 in total.

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