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Welsh housing association names two councils to £500k legal services panel

A North Wales housing association has appointed two local authorities alongside four law firms to a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £500,000.

Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd Cyf, which is headquartered in Bangor, had originally divided the agreement into the following lots:

  1. Property, Planning, Contract and Procurement Legal Services.
  2. Employment and HR Legal Service.
  3. Corporate and Commercial Legal Services.
  4. General Legal Services.
  5. Funding and Financial Legal Services (this lot was not awarded, with the procedure being discontinued).
  6. Multidisciplinary Legal Services (this lot was not awarded, with the procedure being discontinued).

The successful providers were:

  • Capital Law (Lot 2).
  • Conwy County Borough Council (4).
  • Darwin Gray (2, 3).
  • Gwynedd Council (1).
  • Hyland Legal (1).
  • Swayne Johnson (3, 4).

The contract was awarded on the basis of quality (weighting 30) and price (weighting 70), using an open procedure.

Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd has around 6,300 homes.