EM Lawshare Framework Agreement

EM Lawshare Framework Agreement

Nottinghamshire County Council as Contracting Authority on behalf of the EM LawShare consortium is putting in place a framework agreement for use by public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Legal services

2017/S 139-285782

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall, West Bridgford
United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Procurement
Telephone: +44 1159772822
E-mail: corporate.procurement@nottscc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org

I.1)Name and addresses

EM Lawshare Consortium
c/o Nottinghamshire County Council
West Bridgford
United Kingdom
E-mail: corporate.procurement@nottscc.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.emlawshare.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


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

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


EM Lawshare Framework Agreement.

Reference number: DN247128

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Nottinghamshire County Council as Contracting Authority on behalf of the EM LawShare consortium is putting in place a framework agreement for use by public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to the organisations) which includes local authorities, police and fire authorities, central and local government arm’s length bodies, agencies and controlled companies and NHS bodies who all have need for legal services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EM Lawshare is a consortium of public bodies. At the 1.5.2017 they numbered 121, making it by far the largest of its kind. The vast majority of these are local authorities however there are a variety of other members including NHS Trusts, Fire and Rescue, Police, University, National Park, Town and Parish Councils and Arm’s Length Management Organisations. Originally, when the consortium was first set up in 2006, all members were from the East Midlands and though they still are the largest in number members are now drawn from as far north as Durham, as far south as Plymouth, as far west as Herefordshire & as far east as Suffolk. Apart from the East Midlands there is strong representation from the West Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Previous spend over the last 4 years up to and including 2016/17 is 16 200 000 GBP.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged minimum number: 15
Maximum number: 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Due to the complexity of this contract, we need to focus our evaluation resources on the qualitative elements of these tenders, therefore reducing the number of candidates to 15-20 to progress to the ITT stage is not unreasonable and allows this objective to be achieved.

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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 8
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: 21/08/2017
Local time: 17:00

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

Date: 19/09/2017

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

Framework agreement for a period of 4 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Royal Court of Justice
United Kingdom
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:



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