External Legal Services Tender – Northern Ireland

External Legal Services Tender – Northern Ireland

Tender for the Provision of External Legal Services to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

United Kingdom-Craigavon: Legal advisory and representation services

2019/S 172-420166

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre PO Box 66 Lakeview Road
Craigavon
BT64 1AL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ciaran McLogan
E-mail: ciaran.mclogan@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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

II.1.1)Title:

Tender for the Provision of External Legal Services to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79110000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 6
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Planning

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79112000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN07

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

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: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Land and Property

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79112000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN07

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

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: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79112000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN07

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

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: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Enforcement

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79112000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN07

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

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: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Commercial (including Procurement and Construction)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79112000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN07

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

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: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Law and Local Government Administration

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79112000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN07

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council engages in a range of local authority activities including Leisure Services, Community Services, Community Planning, Parks and Open Spaces, Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing, Off Street Parking, Environmental Health, Burial Grounds, Public Conveniences, Administration, Employment, Finance, Economic Development, Planning and Building Control amongst others. Other services will include but will not be limited to: EU Rural Development Programme; EU Peace IV (all services will be subject to the change arising from the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union). The Council has identified that its legal requirements fall under six (6) main areas of expertise and wishes to appoint firms of solicitors in 6 lots to provide advice primarily in the following areas of law:

1) Planning;

2) Land and Property;

3) Employment;

4) Enforcement;

5) Commercial (including Procurement and Construction);

6) Public Law and Local Government Administration.

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: 450 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

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)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: 08/10/2019
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: 06/01/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/10/2019
Local time: 12:30

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

High Court of Justice
Royal Courts of Justice
Belfast
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:

05/09/2019

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