Legal Advice Services for UK Government

Legal Advice Services for UK Government

Crown Commercial Service as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of legal advice services to be utilised by UK Central Government Departments, and other public sector bodies to be identified in the contract notice.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2019/S 170-415438

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services Panel

Reference number: RM6179

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of legal advice services to be utilised by UK Central Government Departments, and other public sector bodies to be identified in the contract notice. It is intended that this agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all legal services in respect of a number of general specialisms, finance specialisms and complex projects, required by UK Central Government Departments.

Indicative lots will be:

Lot 1: General Legal Services;

Lot 2: Financial and Complex Legal Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

General Legal Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CCS wishes to establish a panel of full service law firms to provide advice and services in relation to a range of projects, disputes and other matters.

Indicative specialisms include:

— public law,

— competition law,

— EU law,

— contracts,

— construction,

— corporate,

— information law including data protection,

— dispute resolution,

— employment,

— environment,

— franchising,

— health and safety,

— information technology,

— intellectual property,

— litigation,

— non-complex finance,

— outsourcing,

— partnership,

— pensions,

— planning,

— projects/PFI/PPP,

— public procurement,

— real estate/estate finance,

— restructuring/insolvency,

— tax.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Finance and Complex Legal Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CCS wishes to establish a panel of law firms to provide specialist legal services in connection with finance and complex matters.

Indicative specialisms include:

— highly complex/innovative projects,

— corporate finance,

— rescue, restructuring of strategically important entities,

— financial services, market and competition regulation,

— investment and commercial banking,

— insurance/re-insurance,

— investment/asset management,

— equity and debt capital markets,

— asset finance,

— highly complex transactions in regulated markets/environments,

— high value, complex mergers/acquisitions.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

16/04/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement within the legal market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during November with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting panel contracts. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on Monday the 7th of October. Please include RM6179 as your email subject heading Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/09/2019