Kent Legal Services appointed to provide legal services support to Places for People through its new Dynamic Purchasing System arrangements
Places for People Group has launched a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for legal services and has appointed Kent Legal Services to be one of its national providers of Employment Law advice.
The DPS is available to housing and public sector organisations throughout the UK and is said to be the first of its kind.
The aim of the DPS is to provide members of Places for People’s Procurement Hub with improved access to a wider pool of regional and professional specialist legal service providers.
Alan Heron, Head of Procurement at Procurement Hub has said “While dynamic purchasing systems are nothing new, this is the first time that public sector organisations will be able to procure legal services in this way.
This innovative procurement method would especially be useful to public sector bodies with international relationships in the post-Brexit environment as it enables short term contract awards to address timely needs such as revising contracts to ensure international compatibility”.
Governed by the same OJEU quality standards as traditional EU procurement frameworks, the DPS provides greater freedom, flexibility and choice for all customers and suppliers subscribing to it.
Geoff Wild, Head of Kent Legal Services said “This is great news for our business.
“We specifically targeted the Employment Law Lot because public sector employment law is one of our real strengths. The good thing about the DPS model is that we can apply for any of the other Lots at any time.
“Now we’re on board, we can start to align our service offerings to the specific needs of Places for People’s customers and collaborate with them to build on this positive start to our relationship.”