LUPC commented: ‘Following the conclusion of a highly competitive tender process, LUPC awarded its second-generation framework agreement for legal services on 1 September 2014… An agreement designed with our Members in mind, particularly those in the research, arts, cultural and related sectors, and firms chosen based on their experience and skills in delivering advice to similar organisations.’
LUPC is a not-for-profit company owned by its Members. Its primary purpose is to maximise value from the collaborative procurement of goods and services for over 60 Member Institutions made up of universities, colleges, government agencies, research organisations, museums and other cultural establishments.
The Framework enables Member Institutions to award call-off contracts to the appointed firms for the provision of employment, commercial and finance, litigation, property and constitutional and regulatory (including Trusts and Charities) legal services.
VWV was ranked number one from 20 firms who took part in the competitive procurement process, from which 14 firms were short-listed. The appointment is until 31 August 2017 with LUPC having an option to extend for a further year. Appointed to the previous LUPC Framework in 2010, VWV currently act for a number of LUPC Members.
VWV Managing Partner Simon Heald said: ‘We are delighted to have been appointed to the new LUPC Legal Services Framework and particularly to have achieved the highest scores of the seven firms appointed. This accomplishment reflects the dedication, technical skills and experience of our lawyers.
We have very much enjoyed working with, and supporting, LUPC and its Members over the past four years and look forward to continuing to do so.’