Local Government Procurement

LGP320

Legal Services

Contract Term
Two (2) years
Commencement Date
1 February 2021
Expiry Date
31 January 2023
Period of extended term
Three (3) terms each of Twelve (12) months
Final Expiry Date
31 January 2026
Terms

LGP has appointed the suppliers under a Standing Offer Deed.

LGP Customers accessing the pricing offered under this arrangement will access services/products through VendorPanel from the Contractors.

As the calling of tenders by LGP meets all requirements of the Local Government Act Regulations (and that LGP has achieved Prescription), LGP Customers do not need to independently tender for items purchased under this supply arrangement.

Pricing is available on the website and through quotation from the suppliers and may be subject to variations depending on the contract in place.

Introduction to Legal Services (LGP320)

SCOPE OF REQUIREMENTS

  •     Administrative Law
  •     Local Government Law
  •     Environmental and Planning Law
  •     Property Law
  •     Property Development Law
  •     Building and Construction Law
  •     Contract Law
  •     Commercial Law
  •     Business and Corporations Law
  •     Banking and Finance Law
  •     Taxation Law
  •     Insurance Law
  •     Public and Environmental Health Law
  •     Industrial Relations and Employment Law

For more detailed information on the scope of this contract, refer to the Part D Specification in the Standing Offer Deed, learn more via LGP’s e-quotation system VendorPanel. 

LGP Approved Contractors

Name & ACN Status
BAL LawyersACN 096 408 374Approved
Bartier Perry Pty LimitedACN 124 690 053Approved
CMJ Legal Pty LtdACN 630 567 663Approved
Commins Hendriks SolicitorsACN 119 727 490Approved
HWL Ebsworth LawyersABN 37 246 549 189Approved
Holding Redlich Lawyers and ConsultantsABN 15 364 527 724Approved
Jenkins Legal Services Pty LtdACN 164 761 540Approved
Kell Moore LawyersACN 092 909 129Approved
Kells The LawyersABN 67 503 870 940Approved
Keystone Lawyers Pty LimitedACN 140 733 660Approved
Law Quarter Pty LtdACN 619 588 699Approved
Lindsay Taylor LawyersACN 607 889 887Approved
Local Government LegalACN 155 076 181Approved
MaddocksABN 63 478 951 337Approved
Marsdens Law GroupABN 59 874 202 316Approved
Matthews Folbigg Pty Ltd ATF Matthews Folbigg Unit TrustACN 078 845 271Approved
Meyer Vandenberg Pty LtdACN 612 896 992Approved
Moray & Agnew NewcastleABN 35 262 692 173Approved
Morrissey Legal Pty Ltd Tas Morrissey Law & AdvisoryACN 620 515 433Approved
NB Lawyers - Lawyers for EmployersACN 128 472 695Approved
Norton Rose Fulbright AustraliaABN 32 720 868 049Approved
Proximity Advisory Services Pty LtdACN 147 937 844Approved
Recoveries & Reconstructions (Aust) Pty LtdACN 072 086 125Approved
Thomson GeerACN 442 367 363Approved

Approved status on this page indicates that contractors have signed their Standing Offer Deed and are now an LGP Approved Contractor. They will appear in VendorPanel after completion of all activation requirements.

In addition to the LGP approved contractors, selected contractors have nominated Authorised Agents/Subcontractors (includes: Partners/Resellers/Dealers). These are listed under the heading Authorised Agents/Subcontractors (includes: Partners/Resellers/Dealers).

FAQs

When placing orders, you MUST include the contract number, or you may NOT be covered under the terms and conditions of the LGP contract.

Tendered Rates
Information regarding LGP’s pricing can be found in VendorPanel. Rates located under this tab are generally for low volumes and one off purchases. For large or committed volumes or projects in scope of this contract a Request for Quotation (RFQ) can be requested from contractors on the panel.

Insurances
Councils should note that LGP panel members update insurance on a cyclical basis. LGP will expedite any outstanding information, but regardless, insurance policies can be cancelled or lapse at any time and councils should always seek confirmation directly from contractors where-ever contract risk is high.

The preferred method of seeking a quote is via VendorPanel. A RFQ template is available to assist with completing a well considered specification. 

For more information on making purchases see our How to Guide.

Forward your purchase order to the contractor including the agreed rate as set out in the price schedule. This should be undertaken in accordance with your organisation’s procurement policy. Ensure that the LGP contract number is included on the purchase order.

The full benefits of a contract can be realised by making a commitment to it.
Commitment can be demonstrated by completing the notice of participation form. This will be used to notify contractors that all purchases made via the approved contractor will be done so under the contract, provided it is within scope.

Note. The Participation Form is not a contract, nor does it lock council into using this arrangement. Council may alter this arrangement at any time.

Yes, via a Nominee Authorisation. Customers may appoint an entity to make purchases from LGP approved contractors on their behalf. These purchases are for goods and/or services that are within scope of the LGP contract and are required for works and services that the entity is undertaking on behalf of the LGP customer.

Please contact your Business Manager for more information and a copy of the authorisation and acceptance form.

Customers will be supplied a tax invoice directly by the contractor. All payments will be made to the contractor in accordance with clause 26.3 of the Standard terms of Contract between a Customer and Contractor (Schedule 5 of the Head Agreement (standing offer deed)) i.e. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, a Customer must make such payment by the end of the month following the month of invoice.

Contact the contractor directly. If the issue cannot be resolved, contact your Business Manager.

Notice to Participate

The purpose of this Notice of Participation is to:

• Notify LGP approved contractors of Council’s intention to participate;

• Demonstrate compliance with the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (Section 55 Tendering);

• Facilitate the ability to track all purchases under the named Local Government Procurement (LGP) contract; and

• Ensure that Council accurately receives any LGP rebate applicable to this contract.

Completion of this form DOES NOT ‘lock’ your Council into a contract. Rather, this Notice of Participation is an instrument used to demonstrate your Council’s intention to purchase goods and/or services under the agreed LGP contractual conditions until otherwise notified.

Please ensure that any Council staff authorised to issue purchase orders are aware of Council’s intention to access this LGP contract and that they are able to access information in order to follow the LGP process.

Overview on how the Notice of Participation operates

Full explanation on how the Notice of Participation operates

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