Civil Legal Advice Contract 2018

Civil Legal Advice Contract 2018

The Legal Aid Agency is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice Contract Work.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2017/S 199-409597

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Hubbard
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: 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.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-2018-contracts-tender
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: provision of publicly funded legal advice services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from 1.9.2018.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) Contract Work from 1.9.2018 in any of the following Categories of Law:

— Family;

— Housing and Debt (combined);

— Education; and

— Discrimination.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Contract Invitations to Tender (ITTs), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of 11 separate CLA Contracts:

— 2 contracts in the Family Category;

— 3 contracts in the Housing and Debt Categories;

— 3 contracts in the Education Category; and

— 3 contracts in the Discrimination Category.

An Applicant can only be awarded one CLA Contract in each Category of Law.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 781 577.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 4
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing and Debt

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) Contract Work from 1.9.2018 in any of the following Categories of Law:

— Family;

— Housing and Debt (combined);

— Education; and

— Discrimination.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Contract Invitations to Tender (ITTs), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of 11 separate CLA Contracts:

— 2 contracts in the Family Category;

— 3 contracts in the Housing and Debt Categories;

— 3 contracts in the Education Category; and

— 3 contracts in the Discrimination Category.

An Applicant can only be awarded one CLA Contract in each Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract period is from 1.9.2018 through to 31.8.2021. The LAA has the option to renew the contract for two further periods of 12 months each up to a maximum of 24 months (1.9.2021 through to 31.8.2023).

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:

Family

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) Contract Work from 1.9.2018 in any of the following Categories of Law:

— Family;

— Housing and Debt (combined);

— Education; and

— Discrimination.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Contract Invitations to Tender (ITTs), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of 11 separate CLA Contracts:

— 2 contracts in the Family Category;

— 3 contracts in the Housing and Debt Categories;

— 3 contracts in the Education Category; and

— 3 contracts in the Discrimination Category.

An Applicant can only be awarded one CLA Contract in each Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract period is from 1.9.2018 through to 31.8.2021. The LAA has the option to renew the contract for two further periods of 12 months each up to a maximum of 24 months (1.9.2021 through to 31.8.2023).

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:

Education

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) Contract Work from 1.9.2018 in any of the following Categories of Law:

— Family;

— Housing and Debt (combined);

— Education; and

— Discrimination.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Contract Invitations to Tender (ITTs), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of 11 separate CLA Contracts:

— 2 contracts in the Family Category;

— 3 contracts in the Housing and Debt Categories;

— 3 contracts in the Education Category; and

— 3 contracts in the Discrimination Category.

An Applicant can only be awarded one CLA Contract in each Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract period is from 1.9.2018 through to 31.8.2021. The LAA has the option to renew the contract for two further periods of 12 months each up to a maximum of 24 months (1.9.2021 through to 31.8.2023).

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:

Discrimination

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) Contract Work from 1.9.2018 in any of the following Categories of Law:

— Family;

— Housing and Debt (combined);

— Education; and

— Discrimination.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Contract Invitations to Tender (ITTs), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of 11 separate CLA Contracts:

— 2 contracts in the Family Category;

— 3 contracts in the Housing and Debt Categories;

— 3 contracts in the Education Category; and

— 3 contracts in the Discrimination Category.

An Applicant can only be awarded one CLA Contract in each Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract period is from 1.9.2018 through to 31.8.2021. The LAA has the option to renew the contract for two further periods of 12 months each up to a maximum of 24 months (1.8.2021 through to 31.8.2023).

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

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
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
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: 10/11/2017
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: 10/11/2017
Local time: 17:01
Place:

102 Petty France, London SW1H 9AJ.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1EU
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/10/2017

 

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