Legal Services Framework Agreement 2015 for HealthTrust Europe

Legal Services Framework Agreement 2015 for HealthTrust Europe

The Framework will provide a comprehensive range of Legal Services to include the advice, assistance and representation required by such Contracting Authorities in respect to their rights, duties and liabilities.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2014/S 245-432379

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (‘UHCW’)
19 George Road, Edgbaston
For the attention of: Jamila Hinds-King
B15 1NU Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8458875000
E-mail: jamila.hindsking@healthtrusteurope.com
Fax: +44 1216871345

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.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

Health
Other: Please refer to Section II.1.5

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

The class of contracting authorities specified in Section II.1.5).

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Legal Services Framework Agreement 2015.

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: United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 90 000 000 GBP

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

HealthTrust Europe LLP seeks to establish a Legal Services Framework Agreement for use by Contracting Authorities listed below. The Framework will provide a comprehensive range of Legal Services to include the advice, assistance and representation required by such Contracting Authorities in respect to their rights, duties and liabilities.
The Framework has been divided into 8 Lots as follows: Corporate Governance; Healthcare Law; Contract and Commercial Law; Employment, Pensions and Employee Related Tax Law; Property Law and Estates; Corporate Finance and Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership Law; Intellectual Property, IT, Telecoms, Media and eCommerce Law; Environmental Law.
All prospective Tenderers must have the capacity to provide a comprehensive service specific to each of the lots for which they express an interest and intend to supply.
HTE is a central purchasing body who is able to carry out this tender exercise by virtue of its appointment as an agent of UHCW. Notwithstanding HTE’s relationship with UHCW, it is HTE that will conduct this tender exercise and will execute the resultant framework agreement with successful bidders. This tender exercise is for the benefit of all the public and voluntary bodies listed further below in this Section II.1.5. For the avoidance of doubt, UHCW is not carrying out this tender — your contact point is HTE using the details given in Section I.1 The public and voluntary sector bodies to whom the use of this framework agreement will be open include all contracting authorities in the United Kingdom as defined in Regulation 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as well as all contracting authorities and entities in the European Union as defined in the Annexes to Commission Decision 2008/963/EC as may be updated from time to time. In particular, it is envisaged that this framework agreement will be used by the following entities in the United Kingdom as described below (particularly where such entities are of a health and/or social care nature):
(1) All National Health Service (NHS) bodies in England, including but not limited to:

(i) acute trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/acutetrustlisting.aspx);

(ii) health and care trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx);

(iii) mental health trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx);

(iv) clinical commissioning groups (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx);

(v) ambulance trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx);

(vi) area teams (a list of which can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx);

(vii) special health authorities (http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx);

(viii) NHS England (formerly the NHS Commissioning Board); and
(ix) clinical senates and strategic clinical networks.
(2) All NHS bodies in Wales, including but not limited to all:
(i) health boards;
(ii) NHS trusts;
(iii) the national delivery group;
(iv) community health councils; and

(v) NHS Wales shared services partnership (a list of which can be found at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure).

(3) All NHS bodies in Scotland, including but not limited to:
(i) NHS trusts;
(ii) Special NHS Boards; and

(iii) national and support organisations (a list of which can be found at http://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/nat_orgs.aspx).

(4) All NHS bodies in Northern Ireland (known as Health and Social Care), including but not limited to:

(i) health and social care trusts (a list of which can be found at http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=trusts);

(ii) health agencies (a list of which can be found at http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies);

(iii) hospitals (a list of which can be found at http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals) and

(iv) the Health and Social Care Board.
(5) All social enterprises undertaking some or all of what were previously the service provider functions of contracting authorities in relation to health and/or social care services (including charitable incorporated organisations, cooperatives, industrial and provident societies and community interest companies as listed on the Companies House WebCheck service).

(6) Ministerial departments and non-ministerial departments of central government, non-departmental agencies and other public bodies, and public corporations (a list of which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations).

(7) Devolved governmental and parliamentary organisations within the United Kingdom, including but not limited the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and Scottish public bodies (a list of which can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies), as well as the Welsh Government, Welsh Assembly and Welsh unitary authorities (a list of which can be found athttp://wales.gov.uk/topics/localgovernment/localauthorities/?lang=en).

(8) All local authorities (a list of which can be found at http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/Start.do?mode=1).

(9) All emergency services including police (http://www.police.uk/forces.htm), fire and rescue services (a list of which can be found athttp://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs), the maritime and coastguard agency and other rescue authorities.

(10) All educational establishments (a list of which can be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase).

(11) Registered providers of social housing on a not for profit basis (a list of which can be found athttp://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/registered-provider-information).

(12) Registered charities (a list of which can be found at http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities).

(13) Her Majesty’s Prison Service (as detailed at www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmps).

(14) The Ministry of Defence (as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence).

The above list includes each organisation’s successors and assigns, any equivalent organisations and any associated organisations created as a result of any organisational changes. In addition, the use of this framework agreement will be open to any bodies or organisations operating in the United Kingdom and/or any country in the European Union which are of a health and/or social care nature or which have a similar procurement need in respect of any goods or services to any of the above listed organisations.
Please note additional information is given about this tender exercise at Section VI.3).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79100000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

The scope of this Legal Services Framework Agreement includes Corporate Governance; Healthcare Law; Contract and Commercial Law; Employment, Pensions and Employee Related Tax Law; Property Law and Estates; Corporate Finance and Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership Law; Intellectual Property, IT, Telecoms, Media and eCommerce Law; Environmental Law.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This Framework Agreement is for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend the same for 2 consecutive periods of 12 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Corporate Governance

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support with respect to the Corporate Governance of Contracting Authorities.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Corporate Governance:
— Board Administration and Procedures,
— Board Recruitment, Appraisal and Training,
— Clinical Governance,
— Data Protection Act,
— Director Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities,
— Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),
— Human Rights Act,
— International Law,
— Legal Structure and Governance Structure,
— Policy Development, Implementation and Review,
— Research governance,
— Statutory, Regulatory Guidance and Constitution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Healthcare Law

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support with respect to the legislative, executive, and judicial rules and regulations governing the Healthcare industry.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Healthcare Law:
— Capacity and Consent,
— CCG Contracting for Primary Care Practitioners e.g. Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS), General Medical Services (GMS), Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Charging for Healthcare Services,
— Clinical Negligence,
— Commissioning,
— Community Provision,
— Complaints Advice,
— Confidentiality,
— Continuing Care and Social Care,
— Detention and Discharge,
— Direct Payments for Healthcare,
— Mental Health Act,
— Organ Donation, Retention and Transplantation,
— Patient Mobility and Access to Healthcare,
— Patients’ Property,
— Performers List Management — NHS England Area and PHL First Tier Tribunal appeals,
— Primary Care Regulation,
— Prison Health,
— Safeguarding and Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Contract and Commercial Law

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support relating to the wide body of laws that govern business transactions and contracting.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Contract and Commercial Law:
— Charitable Trusts,
— Company Law,
— Competition Law,
— Contracts With Other Public Sector Bodies,
— Contracts With Private Sector Bodies,
— Corporate Insolvency Law,
— Formation Of Bodies Corporate,
— Income Generation and/or Private Patients,
— Non-Legally Binding Service Level Agreements Between NHS Bodies,
— Outsourcing/Contracting Out of Services,
— Public Procurement,
— Regulatory Law,
— State Aid.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Employment, Pensions and Employee Related Tax Law

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support provided in respect to Employment, Pensions and Employee Related Tax Law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Employment, Pensions and Employee Related Tax Law:
— Employee Contracts and Payments,
— Employment Agencies and Bank Staff,
— Employment Law Advice,
— Employment Policies,
— Employment Tribunals,
— Health Professional Practice Advice,
— Immigration Issues,
— Industrial Action,
— Organisational Change and Development,
— Outsourcing/Contracting Out,
— Pensions And Severance Packages,
— Reward Schemes,
— Taxation,
— TUPE.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 5Lot title: Property Law and Estates

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice, conveyancing and drafting of agreements on any property related matter.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Property Law and Estates:
— Acquisition and Disposal Of Land And Property,
— Building and Planning,
— Building Contracts, Infrastructure and Construction Law Advice,
— Estate Code and Estate Management Advice,
— Landlord and Tenant Matters,
— Leases, Licenses and Conveyancing,
— Lettings,
— Rent and Rates,
— Reimbursement For GP Premises,
— Shared Services.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 6Lot title: Corporate Finance & Private Finance Initiative/ Public Private Partnership Law

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support provided in respect to the raising of capital and the funding of ventures and projects.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Corporate Finance & Private Finance Initiative/ Public Private Partnership Law:
— Banking, Bonds and Guarantees,
— Charitable Funds and Legacies,
— Corporate Finance Including IPOS, Venture Capital Advice, Joint Ventures, Franchising, Mergers and Acquisitions,
— Cross Border and Multi-Jurisdictional Finance Structuring and Documentation,
— ISDA Documentation,
— Loan And Credit Agreements,
— Local Improvement Finance Trusts (Lift),
— PPPS and Project Finance,
— Project Planning and Finance Structuring,
— Security and Investment.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 7Lot title: Intellectual Property, IT, Telecoms, Media and eCommerce Law

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support with respect to Intellectual Property, IT, Telecoms, Media and eCommerce Law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Intellectual Property, IT, Telecoms, Media and eCommerce Law:
— Clinical Trials, Medical Research Agreements and Regulatory Advice,
— Internet Defamation and Cybersquatting,
— E-Commerce,
— Filming, Performance, Image Rights and Publication Issues,
— Hardware and Software Agreements,
— Outsourcing Agreements,
— Intellectual Property Advice on Brand Protection – Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks and Designs,
— Intellectual Property Audits,
— Medical Device Innovation and Regulation,
— Pharma and Life Sciences Issues,
— Protection and Exploitation of Inventions, Multi-Media and E-Learning Products, Documentation, Knowledge and Data,
— Website Development and Hosting Agreements.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot No: 8Lot title: Environmental Law

1)Short description

This Lot includes the provision of advice and support provided with respect to compliance with the body of rules and regulations, concerned with the maintenance and protection of the natural environment.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

This Lot shall include the following and any other areas which can be properly described as Environmental Law:
— Carbon Emission Trading,
— Climate Change,
— Complex Regeneration,
— Contaminated Land,
— Dangerous Substances,
— Environmental Appeals, Warranties, Indemnities and Insurance,
— Environmental Impact Assessments and Planning,
— European Union Law,
— PPC and IPC Regulation,
— LAAPC and LAPC Regulation,
— Land Drainage,
— Landfill and Mineral Leases,
— Renewable Energy,
— Risk Assessment and Management,
— Waste Regulation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000 and 11 250 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Any legal form which results in joint and several liability amongst its constituent economic operators.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: A supplier may be disqualified in accordance with Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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:

SF040855
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 19.1.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

19.1.2015 – 12:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Terms and conditions/Activity based income (ABI) The full terms and conditions of this framework agreement and any resulting call-off contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information — Bravo Portal — This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal athttps://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.ukSid4Gov — HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov athttps://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov help desk atsid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not pre-populate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification and Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: HTE will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.12.2014

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