Legal Advice Service London

Legal Advice Service London

The key objective of the Generalist Legal Advice Service will be to provide free generalist legal advice service open to all Ealing residents but specifically focusing on the high need and demand areas of welfare benefits.

United Kingdom-London: Legal advisory and representation services

2015/S 161-295145

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Ms Gill Tennet
W5 2HL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 288256087
E-mail: tennetg@ealing.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ealing.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Ms Gill Tennet
W5 2HL
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 288256087
E-mail: tennetg@ealing.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Ms Gill Tennet
W5 2HL
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 288256087
E-mail: tennetg@ealing.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Borough of Ealing
Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
For the attention of: Ms Gill Tennet
W5 2HL
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 288256087
E-mail: tennetg@ealing.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Generalist Legal Advice Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 21: Legal services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Contract-9ZCH-SSS9XI — The key objective of the Generalist Legal Advice Service will be to provide free generalist legal advice service open to all Ealing residents but specifically focusing on the high need and demand areas of welfare benefits, housing and debt advice and targeted towards meeting the needs of the most vulnerable either through poverty, disability or cultural/language barriers. The Council will assess the impact of bidders submissions on the needs of protected groups (as defined in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010) as part of the procurement process. The service will maximise self-help and self-reliance in respect of Ealing residents who can reasonably act on their own initiative on information and advice obtained from the provider.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79110000, 79100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Contract-9ZCH-SSS9XI.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 609 230 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 16.11.2015. Completion 31.3.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

None.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The price for the services shall accrue on a daily basis and shall be paid in 40 equal monthly instalments of 15 000 GBP and one instalment of 9 230 GBP (which shall be the final instalment) in arrears during the term.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Standard terms and conditions.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: N/A.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Financial assessment previous services provided and undertaken.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Previous services provided and undertaken.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
N/A.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

1201
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.9.2015 – 04:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.8.2015

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