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Harlow names five law firms to £4m major projects panel

Harlow District Council has named five law firms to a £4m, four-year contract to support its in-house legal team in delivering advice for major projects.

The successful firms were:

  • Birketts
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Sharpe Pritchard
  • Browne Jacobson
  • DWF

Harlow said that legal colleagues at Tendring District Council, Brentwood Borough Council, Chelmsford City Council and Maldon District Council – all member authorities of the Public Law Partnership – had expressed an interest in accessing services from the framework.

The award criteria were as follows:

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  • Collaborative Working (weighting: 25)
  • CVs and Resources (weighting: 5)
  • Business Continuity (weighting: 5)
  • Prospectus (weighting: 3)
  • Client Care (weighting: 2)
  • Additional Services and Value (weighting: 10)
  • General (weighting: 45)
  • Contract Management (weighting: 5)
  • Price (weighting: 20)

The contract started on 4 May 2021 and is expected to end on 2 May 2025.

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