Corporate Legal Services Tender 2017

Corporate Legal Services Tender 2017

Provision of corporate, tax and treasury legal services.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Legal services

2017/S 191-392024

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Severn Trent Water Limited
Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John’s Street
Coventry
CV1 2LZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2477715000
E-mail: Sarah.Griffiths-Jones@severntrent.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Dee Valley Water PLC
03527628
Packsaddle Wrexham Road, Rhostyllen
Wrexham
LL14 4EH
United Kingdom
E-mail: sarah.griffiths-jones@severntrent.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Severn Trent plc
Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John’s Street
Coventry
CV1 2LZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: Sarah.Griffiths-Jones@severntrent.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Corporate Legal Services Tender.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Severn Trent Water (STW), Severn Trent plc, and Dee Valley Water (DVW) wish to award a contract for the provision of corporate, tax and treasury legal services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 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)

79111000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ST plc, STW and DVW wish to engage a legal firm specialising in the practice areas of Corporate and Tax and Treasury legal services. The firm shall be expected to have experience of working within the water sector and have demonstrable experience in M&A, tax and treasury transactions. The firm is also expected to have an international presence (or be part of an international alliance) in a number of jurisdictions including the USA (New York).

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

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/02/2018
End: 31/01/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Extension options of up to 24 months.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

As identified in the invitation to tender.

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:

Bidders must be solicitors or barristers (or equivalent).

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in the procurement documents.

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

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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 a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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: 03/11/2017
Local time: 15:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 01/12/2017

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Expressions of interest should be notified via Bravo on or before 12:00 on 27.10.2017. Applicants should refer to the instructions to participants for the timetable for responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire. There is no guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender.

STW and DVW are not bound to enter into an agreement with any party.

There is no contractual right (express or implied) which arises from this notice or the procurement process.

STW and/or DVW may terminate the procurement process (or any part of it, including any lot or sub-lot) at any time.

Response to this notice, the submission of a response to the PQQ, submission of tenders and/or participation in the procurement process is at the candidates own cost and expense.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Severn Trent Water
St John’s Street
Coventry
CV1 2LZ
United KingdomInternet address:www.severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

STW and DVW will incorporate a ten (10) calendar day standstill period in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm to take action in the High Court of England and Wales.

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

Severn Trent Water
2 St John’s Street
Coventry
CV1 2LZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: sarah.griffiths-jones@severntrent.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/10/2017

 

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