Legal Services – Employment and Housing Management

Legal Services – Employment and Housing Management

Employment Law; Housing Advice; Tenancy breaches, nuisance and anti-social behaviour (Possession proceedings and injunctions); Preserved Right to Buy and Right to Acquire; Disrepair claims; Contracts and Agreements; Building Health and Safety.

UK-Plymouth: Legal services

2013/S 016-023229

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Plymouth Community Homes Ltd
Floor 3, Princess Court, Princess Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Assistant
For the attention of: Amanda Greenall
PL1 2EX Plymouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1752388402
E-mail: pch.purchasing@plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk

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
Body governed by public law
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:
Legal Services – Employment and Housing Management
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Plymouth.
NUTS code UKK41
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 600 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) is a new housing association with ownership and management of over 15,000 homes in Plymouth. PCH are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced legal professionals to provide legal services including the following:
— Employment Law;
— Housing Advice;
— Tenancy breaches, nuisance and anti-social behaviour (Possession proceedings and injunctions);
— Preserved Right to Buy and Right to Acquire;
— Disrepair claims;
— Contracts and Agreements;
— Building Health and Safety;
— Commercial premises (shops).
Further information provided in the PQQ / Invitation toTender.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000, 79130000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:
Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) is a new housing association with ownership and management of over 15,000 homes in Plymouth. PCH are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced legal professionals to provide legal services including the following:
— Employment Law;
— Housing Advice;
— Tenancy breaches, nuisance and anti-social behaviour (Possession proceedings and injunctions);
— Preserved Right to Buy and Right to Acquire;
— Disrepair claims;
— Contracts and Agreements;
— Building Health and Safety;
— Commercial premises (shops).
Further information provided in the PQQ / Invitation toTender.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed contract will be for an initial period of 4 years. PCH reserve the right to terminate the contract based on an annual performance review.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Legal Services – Employment Law

1)Short description
Legal Services relating to Employment Law. Further information provided in the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000, 79130000

3)Quantity or scope
Legal Services relating to Employment Law. Further information provided in the PQQ.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Legal Services relating to Housing Management. Further information provided in the PQQ.
1)Short description
Legal Services relating to Housing Management. Further information provided in the PQQ.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000, 79130000

3)Quantity or scope
Legal Services relating to Housing Management. Further information provided in the PQQ.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Details of the deposits and guarantees required from successful bidders will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details of the financing conditions and payment arrangements applicable to successful bidders will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
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: In accordance with Article 45 of the Consolidated Directive 2004/18/EC and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in I.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address set out at I.1 and must be returned by the date set out at IV3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address set out at I.1 and must be returned by the date set out at IV3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ.
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: Legal Profession – as set out in PQQ.
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 2: and maximum number 10
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:
53.
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: 25.2.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.2.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
8.3.2013
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: 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
PCH reserves the right not to award the contract or to award a contract for part or parts of the services only.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: PCH will allow a period of at least 10 calendar days between the date it gives notice to candidates of the decision to award the proposed agreement and the date on which it proposes to conclude the agreement. If, by midnight at the end of the second working day of the 10 day standstill period, PCH receives a request in writing from a candidate as to why it was not successfull, PCH 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 at section 1.1. An aggrieved candidate who claims that it has suffered or risked loss or damage as a result of breach by PCH of its duties under the Public Contracts 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 a discretion to extend the period for good reason).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Office of Government Commerce
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
E-mail: servicedesk@ogc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 8450004999

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.1.2013

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