Rollits chosen for elite education sector legal panel

Rollits has been chosen by Crescent Purchasing Consortium to join its elite panel for legal services.  Crescent, also known as CPC, is owned by the Further Education sector and as such is dedicated to ensuring that its members have access to the highest quality suppliers with proven expertise. 

The panel, which is to operate under a framework agreement for at least three years, has been constituted to be compliant with procurement legislation and allows for members to engage suppliers on the panel directly or pursuant to a mini-competition.  In addition to being available to all colleges in the country, the panel is available to other organisations such as academies and all members of the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium.

Commenting on Rollits' appointment Tom Morrison, Partner and Head of our Education Team, said:

"We are immensely proud to have been chosen by CPC to join its panel following what was a rigorous and highly competitive tender process.  We have been chosen as one of the top five firms in both Yorkshire & Humber and the North East.  CPC's confidence in us is testament to the hard work and dedication of our Education Team, but more importantly it is a recognition that we are fortunate to work with fantastic clients in the sector.  As part of the tender process we had to demonstrate our track record in the sector and we were only able to do that by virtue of the exciting work that we get to do with our clients.  We are extremely grateful for their support.

"This year has been an exciting time for Rollits in the sector, as we continue to work closely with a range of education providers and being recognised by independent bodies such as CPC, Legal 500 (which has rated Rollits for its expertise in the sector for the fourth year running) and Westlaw (which has asked Rollits to become the authors for several chapters on education law in one of its key legal publications)."

Neale Walker, Specialist Contracts and Procurement Officer at CPC said:

"We are pleased to welcome Rollits to our panel of suppliers.  CPC offers education providers a guaranteed way of complying with EU and UK procurement legislation by putting in place panels formed from suppliers who have undergone our competitive tendering processes.  Because we are owned by and dedicated to the education sector, we understand its needs and exist solely to ensure that the sector gets the level of service it deserves.  Other panels include insurance, audit and property valuation."

Posted on: 16/04/2014

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