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National Grid appoints ten law firms to legal services framework agreement

National Grid has appointed ten law firms to a framework agreement for the provision of legal services.

The framework agreement is for an initial three-year term, with the option to extend by up to two years in one-year increments.

It covers a wide range of legal services including energy and regulation, property and planning, commercial, disputes including debt and damage, and employment.

Twenty-one tenders were received. The successful firms were:

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
  • Dentons
  • DLA Piper
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Linklaters
  • Shakespeare Martineau
  • Womble Bond Dickinson

The quality criterion comprised: objectives (20%); delivery approach (25%); team (5%); thought leadership (5%); value add (5%); mobilisation and transition (5%); conflicts (5%) - weighting: 70.

The cost criterion comprised rate card and menu pricing (20%); rebates (5%); value adds (5%) - weighting: 30.

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