Advocacy Services – Interim Orders Panel

Advocacy Services – Interim Orders Panel

During the period January to August 2013 there were 356 IOP hearing days – an average of 44.5 IOP days per month. During the corresponding period in 2012 there were 360 IOP days (45 days per month average).

United Kingdom-London: Legal representation services

2013/S 244-425054

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

General Medical Council (GMC)
Regent’s Place, 350 Euston Road
For the attention of: Rohan Yoganathan
NW1 3JN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071895417
E-mail: gmctenders@gmc-uk.org
Fax: +44 8453570025

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.gmc-uk.org

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA19541

Further information can be obtained from: General Medical Council (GMC)
Regent’s Place, 350 Euston Road
NW1 3JN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071895417
E-mail: gmctenders@gmc-uk.org
Internet address: http://www.gmc-uk.org

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: General Medical Council
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.mytenders.org

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: General Medical Council (GMC)
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: gmctenders@gmc-uk.org
Internet address: http://www.gmc-uk.org

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Advocacy Services (Interim Orders Panel) – GMC123.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
IOP Sessions
During the period January to August 2013 there were 356 IOP hearing days – an average of 44.5 IOP days per month. During the corresponding period in 2012 there were 360 IOP days (45 days per month average). Although no guarantees of future volumes can be given, on the basis of current volumes we would anticipate the need to plan for a minimum of 2 IOP days per working day, with the ability to cover more on occasion.
The GMC’s in-house legal team is responsible for preparing cases both for initial and review hearings at the IOP which sit in Manchester. Additionally, the in-house legal team is responsible for making applications to the relevant court for extension orders and for defending challenges against interim orders.
Advocacy Services are required in relation to hearings before the IOP. This Tender does not include Advocacy Services in relation to applications to court for extension orders and for defending challenges issued in the High Court under the provisions of s.41A(10) of the Medical Act 1983 against Interim Orders.
See Invitation to Tender (ITT) for more detiail on Current Arrangements and Specific Deliverables.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=111240
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79112000, 79100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The GMC is seeking a 2 year contract with the option to extend for 1 year.
The estimated contract value over the 2 year term would be GBP 960k.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 960 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract Duration
The GMC is seeking a 2 year contact plus with the option to extend for an additional year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.5.2014. Completion 30.4.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
GMC123
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 204-353413 of 19.10.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
24.1.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24.1.2014 – 12:00
Place:

General Medical Council Office

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(MT Ref:111240)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.12.2013

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