A city-based law firm has scooped a coveted place on the APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) national legal services framework agreement.
Bond Dickinson (formerly Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce), which has eight offices from Aberdeen to Plymouth, won the agreement to help ensure specific sector expertise and value for money in the procurement of legal services lasts for three years, with the potential for a 12- month extension.
The appointment, which follows a competitive tendering process run by the procurement centre of excellence, APUC, sees the firm appointed to provide property, charity, employment and ‘one-stop shop’ legal advice to the higher and further education sector across England and Wales.
Sean Nicolson, client relationship partner for APUC at Bond Dickinson said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the APUC Framework Agreement.
“Not only does this appointment recognise the breadth of expertise that we offer the education sector, it also reflects the breadth of expertise and geographic coverage that we now offer as Bond Dickinson following our recent merger.
“We are committed to working hard with our higher and further education clients, acting strategically to help develop and deploy innovative legal solutions in the education sector. We already act for numerous universities and FE colleges and look forward to using this experience to work with the sector to address the challenges that it faces.”