Establishment of a Legal Services Panel Warrington

Establishment of a Legal Services Panel Warrington

Your Housing Group wishes to establish a Legal Services Panel to provide legal advice and support to the business across 5 lots.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Legal services

2016/S 207-374593

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Your Housing Group
602 Aston Avenue, Birchwood
Warrington
WA3 6ZN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Jones
Telephone: +44 1925592788
E-mail: mike.jones@yourhousinggroup.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD
Internet address(es):Main address: www.yourhousinggroup.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA33473

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.mytenders.org
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Your Housing Group — Establishment of a Legal Services Panel.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Your Housing Group wishes to establish a Legal Services Panel to provide legal advice and support to the business across 5 lots. These lots are Development and Specialist Property Transactions (Lot 1), Sales and Routine Property Transactions (Lot 2), Corporate and Finance

(Lot 3), Employment (Lot 4) and Housing Management (Lot 5). The panel will be established for 2 years with 2 optional extension

periods of 12 months each. Expenditure across the panel will vary according to business activity. As a guide expenditure across all lots was

approximately GBP 1m in 2014-15 and GBP 1.5m in 2015-16.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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:

YHG Legal Services Panel Lot 2 — Sales and Routine Property Transactions.

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of legal advice in respect of Sales and Routine Property Transactions. This will include, but not be limited to, Right to Buy / Right to Acquire, Staircasing and Assignments, outright sales, leases, lease extensions, licensing and conveyancing. The number of transactions and annual expenditure will fluctuate according to business activity. However, as a guide expenditure in 2014-15 was c. GBP 100 000, and in 2015-16 GBP 120 000.

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: 110 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is for 2 years and may be extended by 2 periods of 12 months each (i.e 4 years in total).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Set out in the procurement documentation.

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

Expenditure for the Lot will fluctuate according to business activity. The value identified at II.2.6 is based on the average annual expenditure in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

YHG Legal Services Panel Lot 3 — Corporate and Finance

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of legal advice in respect of Corporate and Finance Transactions. This will include, but not be limited to group structures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, regulatory requirements, company and charity law, loan facilities, property charging, procurement and contractual matters and legal advice in respect of taxation, insurance and investments. The number of transactions and annual expenditure will fluctuate according to business activity. However, as a guide expenditure in 2014-15 was c GBP 200 000 and in 2015-16 GBP 880 000.

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: 590 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract term is 2 years and may be extended for 2 periods of 12 months each (i.e. 4 years in total).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Set out in the procurement documentation.

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

Expenditure for the Lot will fluctuate according to business activity. The value identified at II.2.6 is based on the average annual expenditure in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

YHG Legal Services Panel Lot 4 — Employment

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of legal advice in respect of Employment. this will include, but not be limited to employment law, TUPE, equal opportunities, pensions, employment disputes and organisational change. The number of transactions and annual expenditure will fluctuate according to business activity. However, as a guide expenditure in 2014-15 was c GBP 130 000 and in 2015-16 GBP 40 000.

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: 85 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract term is 2 years and may be extended by 2 periods of 12 months each (i.e. 4 years in total).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Set out in procurement documents.

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

Expenditure for the Lot will fluctuate according to business activity. The value identified at II.2.6 is based on the average annual expenditure in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

YHG Legal Services Panel Lot 5 — Housing Management

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of legal advice in respect of Housing Management. This will include but not be limited to ASB cases, possession proceedings, injunctions, debt recovery, rent and service charge matters, leaseholder consultations, tenancy agreements and policy and procedural change. The number of transactions and annual expenditure will fluctuate according to business activity. However, as a guide expenditure in 2014-15 was c GBP 260 000 and in 2015-16 GBP 240 000.

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: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract terms is 2 years and may be extended for 2 periods of 12 months each (i.e. 4 years in total).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Set out in the procurement documentation.

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

Expenditure for the Lot will fluctuate according to business activity. The value identified at II.2.6 is based on the average annual expenditure in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Development and Specialist Property Transactions

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79140000
79130000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of legal advice in respect of Development and Specialist Property Transactions. This will cover, but not be limited to, acquisitions and disposals of land and property, site and property development including associated plot sales, environmental and planning, construction, compulsory purchase, procurement and contractual matters in relation to development, PFI/JV and specialist property

transactions and stock rationalisation. The number of transactions and annual expenditure will fluctuate according to business activity.

However, as a guide expenditure in 2014-15 was c GBP 300 000 and in 2015-16 GBP 190 000.

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: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is for 2 years and may be extended by 2 periods of 12 months each (i.e. 2 years in total).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Set out in the procurement documentation.

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

Expenditure for the Lot will fluctuate according to business activity. The value identified at II.2.6 is based on the average annual

expenditure in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

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:

Candidates must be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or national 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.1.5)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:

Candidates must be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or national equivalent.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 17
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not applicable.
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: 21/11/2016
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 09/12/2016

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
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:

YHG is undertaking this procurement in accordance with Section 7 (the Light Touch Regime) set out in the EU Directive 2014/24/EU, as

implemented by the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 2) (the EU Regulations) and as further detailed in the procurement

documentation available from my tenders (www.mytenders.org). Neither the use of the terms ‘Pre-qualification Questionnaire, “Invitation

to Tender”, ‘Restricted Procedure’ nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that YHG intends to hold itself bound by any of the

Regulations, save those applicable to light touch regime services.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

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Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the

closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Your Housing Group
602 Aston Avenue, Birchwood
Warrington
WA3 6ZN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1925592788Internet address:www.yourhousinggroup.co.uk
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:

21/10/2016

 

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