The appointment will see DWF join a roster of 12 legal businesses who will provide general legal services (lot 1) to UK central government departments and other public sector bodies through the CCS panel.
Through lot 1, DWF will provide a comprehensive range of services through 39 specialisms including: contracts; dispute resolution; public procurement law and real estate law. The panel will be in place for 3 years and be extendable to 4 years.
Jonathan Branton, Partner and Head of Government and Public Sector, DWF, who led the bid, "We are delighted to have been appointed to the CCS legal services panel and are looking forward to working with government departments and public bodies in a period that presents significant challenges and big opportunities, not least through agendas such as levelling up and climate change. It is the first time we have been appointed to the panel and is a testament to our position as a leading adviser to the public sector, advising on some of the most sensitive and complex issues facing public bodies."
Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.