The Health and Care Professions Council has appointed two law firms to a legal services framework worth up to £6m over five years.
The framework was divided into the following lots:
- Corporate advice
- Regulatory advice
- FTP (fitness to practise) case specific advice - this lot did not include FTP case preparation and presentation services, this is a separate contract not currently due to retender.
The successful firms were BDB Pitmans (lot 1) and Blake Morgan (lots 2 and 3).
The contracts were awarded on the basis of quality (weighting: 65%), interview (5%) and price (30%).
The contracts are due to commence in April 2021 for four years with an option to extend for a up to a further year.
The HCPC regulates 15 health and care professions in the UK.