Advocacy Services by Counsel in Respect of Legal Child Care Legal Matters

Advocacy Services by Counsel in Respect of Legal Child Care Legal Matters

Framework contract with a range of Chambers to assist in the provision of legal advice and advocacy services in respect of Public Law Children Act 1989 and other Child Care related matters. 

United Kingdom-Matlock: Legal services

2018/S 226-517418

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Derbyshire County Council
Procurement and Systems, County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Julia Apperley
Telephone: +44 1629536854
E-mail: julia.apperley@derbyshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF1
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 7QP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Connell
Telephone: +44 1159772788
E-mail: richard.connell@nottinghamshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF1
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Derby City Council (Subject to Cabinet approval)
The Council House Coporation Street
Derby
DE1 2PS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Griffin
E-mail: karen.griffin@derby.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF1
Internet address(es):Main address: www.derby.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.derby.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottingham City Council
Loxley House Station Street
Nottingham
NG2 3NG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Knowles
Telephone: +44 1158764420
E-mail: claire.knowles@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF1
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Local Government

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CCP18008 Provision of Advice and Advocacy Services by Counsel in respect of Legal Child Care Legal Matters

Reference number: DN377186

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Derbyshire County Council in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council (pending approval) and Nottingham City Council (pending approval) are seeking to enter into a framework contract with a range of Chambers to assist in the provision of legal advice and advocacy services in respect of Public Law Children Act 1989 and other Child Care related matters. The award of the contract must demonstrate value for money having regard to quality and price. The joint expenditure for all four authorities is in the region of 1.77m GBP per annum.

The contract will run from 1.4.2019 for an initial 2 year period with options to extend for up to 3 x 1 year periods

Bidders have to be authorised to practice in England and Wales and have a current practicing certificate. To be regulated by the independent Bar Standards Board,

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 870 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Derbyshire County Council in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council (pending approval) and Nottingham City Council (pending approval) are seeking to enter into a framework contract with a range of Chambers to assist in the provision of legal advice and advocacy services in respect of Public Law Children Act 1989 and other Child Care related matters. The award of the contract must demonstrate value for money having regard to quality and price. The joint expenditure for all four authorities is in the region of 1.77m GBP per annum.

The contract will run from 1.4.2019 for an initial 2 year period with options to extend for up to 3 x 1 year periods.

Bidders have to be authorised to practice in England and Wales and have a current practicing certificate. To be regulated by the independent Bar Standards Board.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 8 870 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 100
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Continuity of supply over the 5 years

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/12/2018
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/12/2018
Local time: 11:00
Place:

County Hall, Matlock

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Senior Officers of the County Council

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

5 years

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1629536854
E-mail: julia.apperley@derbyshire.gov.ukInternet address: www.derbyshire.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum10 calendar days (or 15 if non-electronic or fax methods used) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to the relevant economic operators.

Debriefing by the Council shall be in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (as amended) (the Regulations). Such information should be requested from the addressee in Section 1.1). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Regulations provide for the aggrieved parties who are of the opinion that they have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought as soon as possible.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/11/2018

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