Barnsley Council Legal Services Framework Agreement

Barnsley Council Legal Services Framework Agreement

The Framework Agreement has been divided into 11 lots as follows: Lot 1 Company and Commercial Law; Lot 2 Employment Law and Human Resources; Lot 3 General Litigation.

United Kingdom-Barnsley: Legal services

2017/S 151-312824

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Westgate Plaza One, PO Box 601
Barnsley
S70 9FA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Charlotte Dalton
Telephone: +44 1226787533
E-mail: CharlotteDalton@barnsley.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKE31
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.yortender.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.yortender.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.yortender.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.yortender.co.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.yortender.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services Framework Agreement.

Reference number: DN292128

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

BMBC has invited tenders for the provision of a comprehensive range of legal services covering all aspects of the BMBC’s and/or the Associated Organisation activities, within 11 Lots as set out in the ITT.

The Framework Agreement has been divided into 11 lots as follows:

Lot 1 Company and Commercial Law;

Lot 2 Employment Law and Human Resources;

Lot 3 General Litigation;

Lot 4 Charity Law;

Lot 5 Property Law;

Lot 6 Public Law and Corporate Governance;

Lot 7 Housing Law;

Lot 8 Planning Law;

Lot 9 Highways, Transportation and Compulsory Acquisition;

Lot 10 Adult Social Services and Community Care Law;

Lot 11 Insolvency.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 11
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 Company and Commercial Law;

Lot 2 Employment Law and Human Resources;

Lot 3 General Litigation;

Lot 4 Charity Law;

Lot 5 Property Law;

Lot 6 Public Law and Corporate Governance;

Lot 7 Housing Law;

Lot 8 Planning Law;

Lot 9 Highways, Transportation and Compulsory Acquisition;

Lot 10 Adult Social Services and Community Care Law;

Lot 11 Insolvency.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Company Law and Commercial Law including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Public Procurement (including State Aid); Contract advice and/or drafting; Sale and acquisition of goods and services;

— Agency and distribution;

— Public private partnerships including project finance;

— Outsourcing / contracting of services;

— Academy conversions;

— Competition law; Commercial Corporate Governance;

— Regulatory Law; Joint Ventures; Banking Finance and Insurance; Company Formation; Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions; Taxation; Competition Law; Data Protection; Freedom of Information;

— Public infrastructure regulation including UK/EU regulation applicable to energy, water, transport and telecommunication industries or any other infrastructure industry;

— Construction and infrastructure.

— Insolvency.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year, plus 1 year (Maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment Law and Human Resources

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice, representation and drafting of documentation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Employment, Pensions, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, including, but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Employment Tribunal claims (Hearings in Sheffield and Leeds);

— Employment Appeal Tribunal cases (Hearings in London);

— Civil Court claims for breach of contract and negligent misstatement;

— Matters under the Equalities Act and equalities issues generally;

— Trade disputes, industrial action (including civil proceedings) and collective bargaining;

— Employment contracts, pay and conditions;

— TUPE and outsourcing / insourcing including staff transfer agreements;

— Managing change, reorganisation and redundancy;

— The Local Government Pension Scheme;

— Workplace Health and Safety;

— Professional regulation, vetting and barring; and

— Data Protection and the Information Commissioner’s Employment Practices Code.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

General Litigation

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and representation in respect of all aspects of Litigation including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Civil Litigation proceedings as claimant or defendant: in the County Court, High Court, Lands Tribunal, etc.;

— Civil Injunctions;

— Administrative Court proceedings;

— Dispute Resolution such as in relation to property, land and commercial matters;

— Public Law matters such as judicial review and witness support or other legal services in relation to public inquiries;

— Criminal Litigation and advisory services relating to all aspects of regulatory, enforcement, licensing and environmental matters.(Hearings principally Barnsley and Sheffield).

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Charity Law

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Charities including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— The setting up of new charities,

— The winding up of charities,

— Fund-raising and sponsorship,

— Constitutional,

— Charity corporate governance and

— Disposal of charity property.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Property Law

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal advice and assistance to include, but not limited to:

— End to end complex and high value transactional work;

— Portfolio and asset management;

— Development, financial and security issues;

— Compulsory Acquisitions of Land, various provisions e.g. Housing / highways / Development projects / education;

— Land Drainage;

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Law and Corporate Governance

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Public, Corporate Governance and Information law including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Data Protection and Freedom of Information Law; EU and Competition Law,

— Local Government Election Law, Parliamentary election law, referenda administration and Election Court;

— Local Government Law and Procedure;

— Local Government Finance;

— Housing Revenue Account;

— Devolution;

— The law relating to constitutional issues;

— Member codes of conduct and standards;

— Law and Procedure relating to disciplinary action against Statutory Officer and Senior Management;

— Law and Procedure relating to Local Government Ombudsman;

— Standards Investigations;

— Corporate Governance; Standing Orders and delegations;

— Reports to Cabinet, Full Council and Committees; and

— Any other services required to support the Council’s Statutory Monitoring Officer role; Judicial Review.

For the avoidance of doubt the provision of Services in relation to this Lot may require attendance at meeting of Full Council, Cabinet and Committees and input into drafting reports in respect of the aforementioned meetings.

Details.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing Law

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Housing including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Homelessness appeal proceedings;

— Social housing;

— Management and maintenance of housing stock;

— Provision and development of housing;

— The law relating to housing nuisance and injunctions; Evictions and possession proceedings;

— Judicial Review proceedings.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Planning Law

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Planning, but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— General Planning Law;

— Public Inquiries;

— Judicial Review and High Court Challenges;

— Planning Enforcement;

— Local Development Framework;

— Waste and Minerals;

— Heritage, adverts and nature conservation;

— Assets of community value;

— Sections 106s;

— Environmental Impact Assessment Development.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Highways, Transportation

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to each specific subject below, but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Highways and other transport infrastructure;

— Strategic transport infrastructure projects;

— Traffic Regulation / Car parks;

— Public Rights of Way / Definitive Map Review.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Adult Social Services and Community Care Law

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in respect of all aspects of the law relating to Adult Social Services and Community Care including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Court of Protection Proceedings;

— The law relating to Deprivation of Liberty;

— General Social services law, including Safeguarding, Finding and Financial assessment issues;

— Mental Health law including Mental Capacity Act applications;

— The law relating to public interest immunity;

— The law relating to asylum and immigration;

— Judicial Review Proceedings;

— Inquisitorial Proceedings.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Insolvency

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and Representation in the undertaking of both legal work and insolvency practitioner work including but not limited to Services provided in respect of:

— Bankruptcy;

— Charging Orders;

— Forced Sale;

— Liquidation;

— Winding up proceedings.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Plus 1 year plus 1 year (maximum 2 years).

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Fully qualified solicitors.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
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: 11/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/09/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

4 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

BMBC
Barnsley
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/08/2017

 

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