Decision details

Appointment of lawyers for disposal of Municipal Offices

Decision Maker: Director of Finance and Assets and Deputy Section 151 Officer - Gemma Bell

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To appoint Anthony Collins LLP as the lawyers to conduct the legal work required to dispose of the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham.

Reasons for the decision:

Cabinet has agreed to dispose of the Municipal Offices and legal work will be required alongside the work of a property agent to effect that decision. It has been agreed by CBC officers and One Legal to appoint an external law firm to undertake the legal work required. A procurement exercise has taken place undertaking a further competitive procedure under the EM Lawshare Framework and following receipt of seven bids, Anthony Collins LLP was selected as submitting the Most Economically Advantageous Tender. This decision notice provides the relevant authority to enter in the relevant contract with the chosen firm. Please see the attached tender acceptance report.

Alternative options considered:

To not appoint Anthony Collins LLP and conduct a further procurement process using another framework or an open tender process.

Declarations: None

Other reasons / organisations consulted

One Legal have assisted with the procurement process.

Contact: Gemma Bell, Director of Finance and Assets and Deputy S151 Officer Email: [email protected].

Publication date: 05/02/2024

Date of decision: 02/02/2024