Frameworks & Alliances
Frameworks and alliances are of increasing importance to clients, contractors and consultants to secure long term relationships and build effective teams. We have pioneered new approaches to establish successful strategic relationships in a wide variety of sectors including government, affordable housing, commercial development, education, health, infrastructure and hotels.
We are accredited members of the Catalist panel of selected legal advisers established by OGC Buying Solutions under which government and other public sector clients can access our construction legal services on standard terms and conditions and rates without tendering. For further information, please refer to http://www.ogcbuyingsolutions.gov.uk
We are also appointed by the Department of Communities and Local Government as National Change Agent (alongside Davis Langdon LLP) to advise Social Landlords on forming Consortia to achieve efficiencies through joint working. For further information, please refer to http://www.ncahousing.org.uk
We have extensive knowledge of the practical issues arising from strategic framework approaches and alliances (including compliance with EU Procurement, the knock-on effect on Employment and Pensions and the necessary planning for Landlord and Tenant service charge recovery). Our experience means that we provide unrivalled support in setting up frameworks and alliances, ensuring compliance with legislation and achieving clear agreement as to the roles and responsibilities of clients, contractors and consultants.