Criminal Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from 2017

Criminal Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from 2017

The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid in England and Wales from 1.4.2017.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2016/S 141-254706

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Legal Aid Agency (Ministry of Justice)
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chantal Beedell
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/topic/legal-aid-for-providers/tenders
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

Regional or local agency/office

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:

Criminal Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from 1.4.2017.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid in England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its Tender before the Deadline.

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:

ITT 430 — Organisation ITT for 2017 Standard Crime Contracts from April 2017

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1 April 2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 433 — Individual Bid ITT for Birmingham

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 1:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 5

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:99 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 6

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 7

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 8

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 9

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 10

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 11

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 434 — Individual Bid ITT for Brighton

Lot No: 12

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

ITT 443 — Individual Bid ITT for Wales

Lot No: 13

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 LAA, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and associated legislation. All contract documentation is issued by the LAA on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The LAA is inviting Tenders, in each case for one of an unlimited number of Crime Contracts, for the delivery of publicly funded criminal legal aid services under the law of England and Wales from 1.4.2017. Applicants whose Tenders are successful will be awarded a Crime Contract, subject to satisfactorily verifying their Tender. The Deadline for submitting a Tender is 12:00 on 15.9.2016. All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. Tenders must be submitted for lot 1 and for at least one other lot but may submitted for all lots. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances. It is the Applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the LAA receives its tender before the deadline.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is 3 years from the Contract Start Date (subject to rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contract is subject to LAA rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend for up to a further 2 years.

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:

Applicants must hold authorisation from an appropriate legal sector regulator.

Applicants must hold a Quality Standard either a valid SQM or Lexcel certificate.

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
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Further information is set out in the contract documentation which is available via the link in the procurement document.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Further information is set out in the contract documentation which is available via the link in the procurement document.

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
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: 15/09/2016
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

Tender must be valid until: 01/04/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/09/2016
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

Renewal will need to be considered at the point of contract expiry.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/07/2016

 

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