A CASE STUDY OF JOINT PROCUREMENT AND PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES TO A GROUP OF A UNIVERSITIES IN THE MIDLANDS

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Title:
A CASE STUDY OF JOINT PROCUREMENT AND PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES TO A GROUP OF A UNIVERSITIES IN THE MIDLANDS
Authors:
Charlson, Jennifer; Chinyio, Ezekiel A.
Abstract:
A Group of 5 UK Universities in the Midlands undertook a joint procurement process for the provision of Legal Services. The objective was to put in place common Framework Agreements. The Legal Services procured were divided into six lots and one of these was 'Property and Construction'. The lots were assembled into three packages and the contract for each package was awarded to one or more Service Providers. Albeit a service provider is to work for all the collaborating Universities. A competitive 'restricted' two-stage tender process was administered in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, SI 2006/5. The Framework Agreements were awarded in 2012 to the most economically advantageous Solicitors' Practices. The participating Universities are being interviewed about the reasons for the joint procurement exercise, any challenges faced in its implementation and lessons learnt so far. Two interviews have been conducted so far and evaluated via content analysis to reveal that advantages to be gained from 'economy of scale' were the main impetus for the collaborative procurement. The negotiations between the Universities which led to the establishment of the collaboration and its subsequent sustenance have been friendly. The challenge identified so far concerns how to distribute work more fairly to legal services providers.
Affiliation:
University of Wolverhampton
Citation:
Charlson J and Chinyio E (2013) A case study of joint procurement and provision of legal services to a group of a universities in the Midlands In: Smith, S.D and AhiagaDagbui, D.D (Eds) Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 493-502.
Publisher:
ARCOM
Journal:
Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference
Issue Date:
2-Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/560384
Additional Links:
http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-0493-0502_Charlson_Chinyio.pdf
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorCharlson, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorChinyio, Ezekiel A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-14T13:11:57Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-14T13:11:57Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-02en
dc.identifier.citationCharlson J and Chinyio E (2013) A case study of joint procurement and provision of legal services to a group of a universities in the Midlands In: Smith, S.D and AhiagaDagbui, D.D (Eds) Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 493-502.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/560384en
dc.description.abstractA Group of 5 UK Universities in the Midlands undertook a joint procurement process for the provision of Legal Services. The objective was to put in place common Framework Agreements. The Legal Services procured were divided into six lots and one of these was 'Property and Construction'. The lots were assembled into three packages and the contract for each package was awarded to one or more Service Providers. Albeit a service provider is to work for all the collaborating Universities. A competitive 'restricted' two-stage tender process was administered in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, SI 2006/5. The Framework Agreements were awarded in 2012 to the most economically advantageous Solicitors' Practices. The participating Universities are being interviewed about the reasons for the joint procurement exercise, any challenges faced in its implementation and lessons learnt so far. Two interviews have been conducted so far and evaluated via content analysis to reveal that advantages to be gained from 'economy of scale' were the main impetus for the collaborative procurement. The negotiations between the Universities which led to the establishment of the collaboration and its subsequent sustenance have been friendly. The challenge identified so far concerns how to distribute work more fairly to legal services providers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherARCOMen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-0493-0502_Charlson_Chinyio.pdfen
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dc.subjectbidding, collaboration, competitiveness, contractor selection, corporate strategy, framework agreement, negotiation, procurement; professional service.en
dc.titleA CASE STUDY OF JOINT PROCUREMENT AND PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES TO A GROUP OF A UNIVERSITIES IN THE MIDLANDSen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.identifier.journalProcs 29th Annual ARCOM Conferenceen
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