Barrister Services Framework

Barrister Services Framework

Barrister Services Framework


NFP’s Barristers Framework is dedicated to facilitating the legal needs of public sector organisations efficiently and effectively. With a commitment to excellence and social responsibility, our framework streamlines the process of acquiring legal services, ensuring that public sector entities receive the support they need to fulfil their mandates and serve the community.

Expertise on Demand: Through our framework, public sector organisations gain access to a pool of highly qualified barristers with expertise in various legal domains. Whether it’s contract law, employment disputes, regulatory compliance, or any other legal matter, our barristers are equipped to provide expert advice and representation.

Flexibility and Choice: Our framework offers the flexibility of direct selection or mini-competitions, allowing public sector entities to choose the most suitable barrister for their specific requirements. This flexibility ensures that organisations can access the legal support they need in a manner that best fits their preferences and budgetary constraints.

Quality Assurance: We uphold rigorous standards of quality and professionalism among our barrister suppliers. Each barrister within our framework undergoes a thorough vetting process to ensure their credentials, experience, and ethical standards align with the expectations of the public sector. This commitment to quality assurance guarantees that organisations receive reliable legal representation.

Cost-Efficiency: By leveraging our framework, public sector organisations can optimize their legal expenditure. Through competitive pricing and transparent cost structures, we strive to deliver cost-effective solutions without compromising on the quality of service. This allows organisations to allocate their resources efficiently while still receiving top-tier legal support.

How to Access Our Services:

To learn more about how our Barristers Framework can support your organisation’s legal needs, please proceed to Step 1 below.


  • Contract Notice

    2023/S 000-023158

  • Award Notice

    2023/S 000-033527

  • Start Date

  • Expiry Date


  • Framework Capacity


  • NUTS Code


  • Direct Selection


  • Mini Competition


  • Cost/Quality Split

    65% Quality / 35% Cost (10% +/- allowance)

  • Contract Type

    Hyde Services Contract

  • Cost Model

    Schedule of Rates

  • Access Fee


  • CPV Codes

    79100000 - Legal services
    79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services
    79111000 - Legal advisory services
    79112000 - Legal representation services
    79140000 - Legal advisory and information services

Call-Off Process

How can I use this Framework?

Our simple step process allows for both Direct Selection or Mini-Competition. Further information can be found below. Please note that Clients may enter into a contract for any duration that best allows for the performance of the requirement to be achieved.

Direct Selection

With the Direct Selection method, you may select the contractor who is ranked number 1, or any other Contractor/Consultant on the following basis:

  • Where you have an existing relationship with the Contractor/Consultant.
  • Where the Call Off has substantial similarities to a previous project the Contractor/Consultant was involved with (under this Framework Agreement or not).
  • For reasons of urgency, where it is not reasonably practical to award the Call-Off Contract by way of a Mini-Competition.
  • Capability Criteria determining that only one framework appointee is capable of carrying out the Call-Off Contract.
  • Where you are able to determine which Contractor/Consultant will provide the most economically advantageous offer.
  • Where a Contractor/Consultant has introduced the site.
  • Rank based on filter categorisation by region and/or contract value, of which the supplier has pre-selected.

Mini Competition

Our Mini-Competition process lets you expand beyond the framework’s original specification to meet your specific requirements. The framework partners from the relevant lot are invited to tender (where capable). This process typically takes 2-4 weeks. The capability criteria can be defined by the following:

  • The contractors capability to carry out a project of the size and complexity of the proposed project.
  • The contractors capability to carry out works and services in the locality of the proposed project.
  • The contractors financial stability and standing.
  • The contractors health and safety record.
  • The contractors capacity, taking into account the value of Works and Services already awarded to it under the Framework Agreement.
Call-off Forms

Call-off Procedure (E-Sign)

NFP has simplified the Call-off process to steps allowing you access to our framework within minutes.

Confidentiality Agreement

Please note that this form is designed for Public Sector clients only. If you are an interested supplier, please use our live chat button.

The form below is designed to protect the commerciality of suppliers and the integrity of the Framework. Clients will need to complete the fields prompted within the form, to allow password-protected access for Steps 2, 3.

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