Contract for Childcare Advocacy Barrister Services

Contract for Childcare Advocacy Barrister Services

This initiative is a appoint Counsel Chambers to provide advocacy in court for Liverpool City Council Children’s Services in childcare cases.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2019/S 159-392798

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Liverpool City Council
4th Floor, Cunard Building
Liverpool
L3 1DS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Steve Haywood
Telephone: +44 1512330592
E-mail: steve.haywood@liverpool.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD72
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.liverpool.gov.uk

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Home/About
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Home/About

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:

Childcare Advocacy Barrister Services

Reference number: DN427162

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This initiative is a appoint Counsel Chambers to provide advocacy in court for Liverpool City Council Children’s Services in childcare cases.

The contract will be for 12 months with unlimited options to extend by a further 24 months to a maximum of 3 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 250 000.00 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: UKD72

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This initiative is a appoint Counsel Chambers to provide advocacy in court for Liverpool City Council Children’s Services in childcare cases.

The contract will be for 12 months with unlimited options to extend by a further 24 months to a maximum of 3 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 80

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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

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
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

The procedure is being accelerated as permitted under the light touch regime.

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: 05/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
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: 05/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Cunard Building, Liverpool.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Category manager, Liverpool City Council commercial procurement unit.

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

Royal Court of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
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:

15/08/2019

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