Howes Percival has been appointed to the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Full Service panel for England and Wales in a joint bid with law firm Sharpe Pritchard and supported by PwC and Capital Law.
The Full Service panel covers a broad range of legal services including commercial, corporate, property and construction, IT, data protection, litigation and public procurement and can be used by the ‘wider public sector’, including health, education, local and regional government, emergency services and third sector and social housing organisations.
The appointment is for 3 years, with the option to extend. The estimated total value of the panel is £130 million.
The win follows the firm’s success last year in being appointed, in consortium with PwC, Holman Fenwick Willan and Sharpe Pritchard, as a Tier 1 supplier to CCS’s General Legal Advice Services panel, used by all UK central government ministerial and non-ministerial departments.
Tessa Haskey, Howes Percival’s Chairman, commented; “This is fantastic news and recognises our long track record of delivering for Government departments and the public sector. Government is a main sector for us and a growing part of our business. In recent years we have strengthened our regional offering, invested in new offices and broadened our expertise. This appointment will lead to more public sector opportunities for us across the country and enable us to build on our excellent working relationship with our consortium Members.”