Legal Advisory Services London

Legal Advisory Services London

To provide housing and tenant legal support and advice on disrepairs and leasehold management. Barnet Homes is an Arms Length Management Organisation of The London Borough of Barnet and have an obligation to use their solicitors via HB Public Law.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2014/S 161-289166

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Barnet Homes Ltd
1255 High Road, Whetstone
Contact point(s): procurement@barnethomes.org
N20 0EJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083594239
E-mail: procurement@barnethomes.org

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: ALMO (Arm’s Length Management Organisation)

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

Provision of Legal Services (Leaseholder Management and Disrepair/Litigation).

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 UKI23

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)

Legal services. Legal advisory and representation services. Legal advisory services. Legal documentation and certification services. Legal advisory and information services. To provide housing and tenant legal support and advice on disrepairs and leasehold management. Barnet Homes is an Arms Length Management Organisation of The London Borough of Barnet and have an obligation to use their solicitors via HB Public Law. (HB Public Law is a joint initiative and amalgamation of solicitor teams between London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Harrow). However, at times we require other specialisms to be involved, which equates to GBP 20 000 — GBP 70 000 per annum where HB Law are unable to provide due specialism or volume.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7910000079110000791110007913000079140000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Barnet Homes invites tenders for the provision of legal services specialising in housing and tenant law on an as required basis for a range of operational. landlord and tenant matters covering — Disrepair/Litigation-Leasehold Management — Property Chamber First Tier Tribunal and county court representation in relation to major works and annual service charge disputes, debt recovery etc. and general legal advice.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 160 000 and 560 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 96 (from the award of the contract)

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:

None.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Ideally have Law Society accreditation scheme in the following areas: Lexcel accreditation Civil and Commercial Mediation Accreditation Scheme The Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Housing and Tenant UK Law.

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

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

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in the pre qualification questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

BH/066/2014/LEGAL

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.9.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

25.9.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

16.10.2014

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4-7 years.

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Legal-services./WM84282WQ3

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/WM84282WQ3

GO Reference: GO-2014821-PRO-5942625

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will allow a period of at least 10 calendar days between the date it gives to candidates of the decision to award the proposed agreement and the date on which it proposes to conclude the agreement. If, by midnight on the second working day of the 10 day standstill period, the contracting authority receives a request in writing from a candidate as to why it was unsuccessful, the contracting authority is required to provide additional information to the candidate. That information must be provided at least 3 working days before the expiry of the 10 days’ standstill period (though the standstill period may be extended if it is not possible to provide the information in time). Requests for additional information should be sent to the contact in Section I.1. An aggrieved candidate who claims that it has suffered or risked loss or damage as a result of a breach by the contracting authority of its duties under the Public Contract Regulations 2006 may take proceedings in the High Court. Any such proceedings must be brought promptly and in any event within 3 months from the date on which grounds for bringing proceedings first arose (the Court has discretion to extend the period for a good reason).If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.8.2014

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