Legal services outsourcing meeting—agenda and meeting plan—procurement director
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Legal services outsourcing meeting—agenda and meeting plan—procurement director

Agenda itemSupporting documentation (to be provided before or after meeting)Comment or action
1. Purpose of the meeting and objectives
State what you need from the meeting and why, eg:
—ensure legal resource meets the needs of the organisation
—understand the possibility of outsourcing some legal services or reducing spend on external legal support
—assess history of use of external legal advisers (who, cost, quality etc)
—be informed about the types and volumes of legal support the organisation will require in future
[Insert your initials]
2. Strategy and projects
Ask:
—what changes have been made to the procurement department over the past five years?
—which legal advisers acted for the organisation on those changes, who appointed them, why were they chosen, who managed them and what did they advise on, eg contractual matters, purchase orders, terms and conditions, sourcing strategy, etc?
—is any change or restructuring anticipated in the next five years?
—is any part of the procurement function outsourced?
—which legal advisers acted on the outsourcing, who appointed them etc?
—are any advisers acting for the procurement department at the moment?
—which advisers, who appointed them etc?
Copies of documentation explaining:
—changes to the procurement department over the past five years
—anticipated changes to the procurement department
—outsourcing arrangements
engagement letters
[Insert interviewee’s initials]
3. Key contracts
Ask:
—which legal advisers have historically acted for the procurement department

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