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Food and Drink Forum Seeks Legal Advice in Relation to ERDF Project

Established in 1998, the Food and Drink Forum has been helping food and drink businesses to grow through a range of support services and facilities. We are an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation driving positive change within the food and drink industry.


The Forum is currently seeking the services of a legal expert to provide advice on the following areas during pre-contract stage of a new multi-partner ERDF project:

  • To review and advise on a draft partnership agreement which is to be issued to engage delivery partners and to pass on liability for contractual underperformance or failure to comply with ERDF regulations as well as any action that results in clawback against us as the Grant Applicant.
  • To review and advise on a draft procurement policy and processes to ensure ERDF compliance with national procurement regulations.
  • To review and advise on draft tender lots to be issued in order to appoint service providers to ensure ERDF compliance with national procurement regulations.

Timescale and Location

The work needs to be carried out asap or by Friday 27th May 2016 at the latest and the office is based in Southglade Food Park, Nottingham.  All work however can be carried out remotely so there will be no requirement to travel to the office.

Selection and Award Criteria

The contract will be awarded in accordance with the following selection and award criteria:

Category Criteria Scoring (Equally Weighted)
Economically advantageous ·         Proposal demonstrates value for money based on quality, price and delivery within the timeframe


Score out of 10
Technical and Professional Ability


·         Evidence of relevant qualifications and/ or experience relating to EU/ERDF compliance rules


Score out of 10


The Food and Drink Forum will aim to eliminate discrimination on any grounds and promote equality of opportunity in the supply chain. We will ensure that opportunities for access by suppliers from all equality groups to apply and supply are identified and actioned wherever possible.

Deadline to Quote

Please provide us with a written quote via email for the work including all expenses to Michelle Collard at michelle.collard@foodanddrinkforum.co.uk by 5pm on Thursday 20 May 2016. Please include a quote amount including VAT, plus a description of how you fit the assessment criteria (see above).