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Panel set up and management

Our panel set up service includes:

Initial scoping meeting with you and your management team to find out what you want from your legal suppliers
Advice on whether a panel arrangement is suitable, and if so, provide advice on whether the contract should be divided into lots, what should be in the lots, and what value-added benefits you might seek from suppliers
Advice in determining whether you should source the panel solely for your organisation, or whether it might be beneficial to jointly procure a panel with another organisation, or group of organisations
Drafting all documents required as part of the RFP process, including advice on the relevant questions to be asked, and how responses should be weighted
Advising on which areas of work might be suitable for fixed prices instead of hourly rates
Advising you on how to carry out the tender evaluation, or if required, leading this process for you
Acting as the lead contact with tenderers throughout the process, including feedback to unsuccessful tenderers
Setting up contract documentation with successful tenderers
Rolling out the new arrangements with the new legal providers
We specialise in setting up robust framework agreements of solicitors and barristers for our clients. Framework Agreements offer clients in all sectors an opportunity to secure best value legal solutions – not only by way of competitive fee arrangements but also through the delivery of valuable additional benefits such as free of charge bespoke training, precedents, etc.
Setting up a framework agreement is only the first step in the process for securing best value external legal support. Without proactive panel management the promised benefits are often not delivered, nor the opportunity maximised.
Business Case Development service

We offer bespoke panel management services including:

Ensuring the rates charged by suppliers conform to those agreed at the outset
Reviewing invoices for accuracy and reasonableness
Ensuring delivery of promised value-added benefits
Assisting with mini tenders
Managing the delivery of bespoke CPD-accredited training by lawyers to clients
Conducting annual 360 degree reviews with panel suppliers
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We will always reduce your spend and improve your quality of advice. Call us to discuss your needs
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