Contracts for Housing and Debt Services in England and Wales 2019

Contracts for Housing and Debt Services in England and Wales 2019

The Legal Aid Agency is looking to award face to face contracts to deliver face to face legal advice.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2019/S 038-085873

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Legal Aid Agency
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: 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://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/

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: Other publicly funded services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of Housing and Debt Services in England and Wales from 1.5.2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The LAA is looking to award face to face contracts to deliver face to face legal advice and representation in the Housing and Debt Categories of Law from 1.5.2019 in the following Procurement Areas:

— Calderdale,

— Doncaster,

— Dorset,

— East Riding of Yorkshire,

— Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Calderdale

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”) has identified the need to increase access to legal aid housing and debt services covering specific housing and debt procurement areas. Accordingly, it is inviting applicants to submit a tender to deliver services in:

— Calderdale,

— Doncaster,

— Dorset,

— East Riding of Yorkshire,

— Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The LAA is seeking to award Housing and Debt Face to Face Contracts to any applicant who meets the generic minimum requirements (set out at Paragraph 2.6) and the following housing and debt minimum requirements:

— employs at least 1 FTE Supervisor who meets the housing and debt supervisor standard and meet the 1 supervisor to 4 caseworkers ratio at each office from which it is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract work,

— each office in the procurement area from which the applicant is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract work must be a permanent presence, and

— employs at least 1 PTE Authorised Litigator with experience of delivering housing and debt work.

Where an organisation wishes to deliver housing and debt services but is not able to meet the Permanent Present Office requirement set out above, it may still submit a tender. In that tender it must detail how it intends to deliver services within the relevant procurement area either where it intends to meet the part time presence requirements or through delivering outreach services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 999 999 999 999.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/05/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The face to face contract will start on 1.5.2019 (the “Contract Start Date”) and will run until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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:

Doncaster

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”) has identified the need to increase access to legal aid housing and debt services covering specific housing and debt procurement areas. Accordingly, it is inviting applicants to submit a tender to deliver services in:

— Calderdale,

— Doncaster,

— Dorset,

— East Riding of Yorkshire,

— Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The LAA is seeking to award Housing and Debt Face to Face Contracts to any applicant who meets the generic minimum requirements (set out at Paragraph 2.6) and the following housing and debt minimum requirements:

— employs at least 1 FTE Supervisor who meets the housing and debt supervisor standard and meet the 1 supervisor to 4 caseworkers ratio at each office from which it is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract work,

— each office in the procurement area from which the applicant is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract Work must be a permanent presence, and

— employs at least 1 PTE Authorised Litigator with experience of delivering housing and debt work.

Where an organisation wishes to deliver housing and debt services but is not able to meet the Permanent Present Office requirement set out above, it may still submit a tender. In that tender it must detail how it intends to deliver services within the relevant procurement area either where it intends to meet the part time presence requirements or through delivering outreach services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/05/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The face to face contract will start on 1.5.2019 (the “Contract Start Date”) and will run until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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:

Dorset

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”) has identified the need to increase access to legal aid housing and debt services covering specific housing and debt procurement areas. Accordingly, it is inviting applicants to submit a tender to deliver services in:

— Calderdale,

— Doncaster,

— Dorset,

— East Riding of Yorkshire,

— Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The LAA is seeking to award Housing and Debt Face to Face Contracts to any applicant who meets the generic minimum requirements (set out at Paragraph 2.6) and the following housing and debt minimum requirements:

— employs at least 1 FTE Supervisor who meets the housing and debt supervisor standard and meet the 1 supervisor to 4 caseworkers ratio at each office from which it is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract work,

— each office in the procurement area from which the applicant is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract Work must be a permanent presence, and

— employs at least 1 PTE Authorised Litigator with experience of delivering housing and debt work.

Where an organisation wishes to deliver housing and debt services but is not able to meet the Permanent Present Office requirement set out above, it may still submit a tender. In that tender it must detail how it intends to deliver services within the relevant procurement area either where it intends to meet the part time presence requirements or through delivering outreach services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/05/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The face to face contract will start on 1.5.2019 (the “Contract Start Date”) and will run until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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:

East Riding of Yorkshire

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”) has identified the need to increase access to legal aid housing and debt services covering specific housing and debt procurement areas. Accordingly, it is inviting applicants to submit a tender to deliver services in:

— Calderdale,

— Doncaster,

— Dorset,

— East Riding of Yorkshire,

— Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The LAA is seeking to award Housing and Debt Face to Face Contracts to any applicant who meets the generic minimum requirements (set out at Paragraph 2.6) and the following housing and debt minimum requirements:

— employs at least 1 FTE Supervisor who meets the housing and debt supervisor standard and meet the 1 supervisor to 4 caseworkers ratio at each office from which it is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract work,

— each office in the procurement area from which the applicant is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract Work must be a permanent presence, and

— employs at least 1 PTE Authorised Litigator with experience of delivering housing and debt work.

Where an organisation wishes to deliver housing and debt services but is not able to meet the Permanent Present Office requirement set out above, it may still submit a tender. In that tender it must detail how it intends to deliver services within the relevant procurement area either where it intends to meet the part time presence requirements or through delivering outreach services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/05/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The face to face contract will start on 1.5.2019 (the “Contract Start Date”) and will run until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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:

Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (“LAA”) has identified the need to increase access to legal aid housing and debt services covering specific housing and debt procurement areas. Accordingly, it is inviting applicants to submit a tender to deliver services in:

— Calderdale,

— Doncaster,

— Dorset,

— East Riding of Yorkshire,

— Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The LAA is seeking to award Housing and Debt Face to Face Contracts to any applicant who meets the generic minimum requirements (set out at Paragraph 2.6) and the following housing and debt minimum requirements:

— employs at least 1 FTE Supervisor who meets the housing and debt supervisor standard and meet the 1 supervisor to 4 caseworkers ratio at each office from which it is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract work,

— each office in the procurement area from which the applicant is tendering to deliver housing and debt contract Work must be a permanent presence, and

— employs at least 1 PTE Authorised Litigator with experience of delivering housing and debt work.

Where an organisation wishes to deliver housing and debt services but is not able to meet the Permanent Present Office requirement set out above, it may still submit a tender. In that tender it must detail how it intends to deliver services within the relevant procurement area either where it intends to meet the part time presence requirements or through delivering outreach services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price – Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/05/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The face to face contract will start on 1.5.2019 (the “Contract Start Date”) and will run until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: 22/03/2019
Local time: 09:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 01/09/2021
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

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:

19/02/2019

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