Legal Services Framework Glasgow

Legal Services Framework Glasgow

Legal Services Framework Agreement for Four Registered Social Landlords.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Legal services

2017/S 101-201979

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Maryhill Housing Association Ltd
45 Garrioch Road
Glasgow
G20 8RG
United Kingdom
E-mail: ebiggs@maryhill.org.uk
NUTS code: UKM34Internet address(es):Main address: www.maryhill.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA13703

I.1)Name and addresses

ng homes
Glasgow
United Kingdom
E-mail: rhartness@nghomes.net
NUTS code: UKM34Internet address(es):Main address: www.nghomes.net

I.1)Name and addresses

New Gorbals Housing Association Ltd
Glasgow
United Kingdom
E-mail: Simon@newgorbalsha.org.uk
NUTS code: UKM34Internet address(es):Main address: www.newgorbalsha.org.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Queens Cross Housing Association Ltd
Glasgow
United Kingdom
E-mail: NManley@qcha.org.uk
NUTS code: UKM34Internet address(es):Main address: www.qcha.org.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Ewing Somerville Partnership (Scotland) Ltd
40 Speirs Wharf
Glasgow
G4 9TH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1413533531
E-mail: info@ewing-somerville.com
NUTS code: UKM34Internet address(es):Main address: www.ewing-somerville.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services Framework Agreement.

Reference number: ESP 3903

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Legal Services Framework Agreement for Four Registered Social Landlords.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Procurement, Construction and Acquisitions

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this procurement is to appoint between 1 and 2 Suppliers to operate under a framework agreement to supply the following services:

i. Advice on relevant Scottish, United Kingdom and European legislation, constitutional / governance issues (regulation, charitable status, group structures, etc.).

ii. Advice on business development and diversification opportunities (including partnership working, strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, disposals, transfers of engagement, etc.).

iii. Advice on risk management / insurance, health and safety, procurement, data protection, equalities, etc.

iv. Advice on contracts relating to repairs and maintenance, development, construction, consultancy services, property and equipment leases, ICT, disputes and arbitration, etc.

v. Advice on the processing of Shared Equity / Shared Ownership / Ownership sales, Mortgage to Rent acquisitions, land sales, acquisitions and leases, property sales, etc.

vi. Advice on complaints management and referrals to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO), Home Owner Housing Panel (HOHP), Private Rented Housing Panel (PRHP), etc.

vii. Advice around procurement legal challenges.

Sub contracting of the works will not be acceptable.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 280 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend the Framework for a further 1-year period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure. All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS Portal.

The process we will apply will be:

— Statements including the specific requirements can be found within Section III.1.1, III.1.2 and III.1.3 of the Contract Notice.

— Bidder’s must pass the minimum standards sections of the ESPD (Scotland).

Part III. and Section B of Part IV will be scored on a pass/fail basis, and Section C of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar service to similar Clients.

The responses to the questions of Section III of the Contract Notice will be weighted in the following way: Please see ESPD (Scotland).

Question 4C.1.2: 80 % 4C.6: 20 %.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Governance, Financial Management and Charity.

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this procurement is to appoint between 1 and 2 suppliers operating under a framework agreement to provide the following services:

i Legislation and guidance on issues related to organisational governance, regulation of services and the interpretation and advice on charity law, advice and guidance on the agreement of loan finance arrangements and associated work including the security of loans and guidance and advice on loan covenants.

ii Advice on relevant Scottish, United Kingdom and European legislation, constitutional / governance issues (regulation, charitable status, group structures, etc.).

iii Advice on private finance arrangements, facility agreements, bonds, securities, refinancing, taxation, etc.

iv Advice on risk management / insurance, health and safety, procurement, data protection, equalities, etc.

Sub contracting of the works will not be acceptable.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 208 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend the contract for a further period of 1 year.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure. All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS Portal.

The process we will apply will be:

— Statements including the specific requirements can be found within Section III.1.1, III.1.2 and III.1.3 of the Contract Notice.

— Bidder’s must pass the minimum standards sections of the ESPD (Scotland).

Part III. and Section B of Part IV will be scored on a pass/fail basis, and Section C of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/ capacity/capability.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar service to similar Clients.

The responses to the questions of Section III of the Contract Notice will be weighted in the following way: Please see ESPD (Scotland).

Question 4C.1.2: 80 % 4C.6: 20 %.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Property Conveyancing

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this procurement is to appoint between 1 and 2 suppliers to provide the following services:

Purchase and sale of individual units including residential and commercial units and shared ownership and new supply shared equity or similar. Leasing commercial properties and granting leases for commercial properties.

Sub contracting of the works will not be acceptable.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 196 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend the Framework for a further period of 1 year.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure. All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS Portal.

The process we will apply will be:

— Statements including the specific requirements can be found within Section III.1.1, III.1.2 and III.1.3 of the Contract Notice.

— Bidder’s must pass the minimum standards sections of the ESPD (Scotland).

Part III. and Section B of Part IV will be scored on a pass/fail basis, and Section C of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar service to similar Clients.

The responses to the questions of Section III of the Contract Notice will be weighted in the following way: Please see ESPD (Scotland).

Question 4C.1.2: 80 % 4C.6: 20 %.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing Estate Management and Factoring

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this procurement is to appoint between 1 and 2 suppliers to provide the following services:

i. Legislation and guidance on tenancy and property maintenance issues, Housing Benefit and other welfare issues, debt recovery, breaches of tenancy, development of appropriate policies / procedures, etc. for all tenancies including but not restricted to secure tenancies, occupancy agreements; mid-market and market rents; shared ownership; Housing in Multiple Occupation, etc.

ii. Legislation and guidance on property factoring services including debt recovery, factored homeowner obligations; breaches of deed of conditions and property factoring agreements, development of appropriate policies and procedures, factoring written statement, etc.

iii. Legislation and guidance on the private rented sector, etc.

iv Court work and litigation in relation to breaches of tenancy, breaches of deed of conditions and property factoring agreement (including debt recovery for current tenant and factored homeowner arrears, former tenant and factored homeowner arrears, property factoring costs, common repair charges and remedies relating to anti-social behaviour, etc.) public liability, human rights, etc.

v Advice on complaints management and referrals to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO), Home Owner Housing Panel (HOHP), Private Rented Housing Panel (PRHP), etc.

Sub contracting of the works will not be acceptable.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 404 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend the Framework for a further 1 year.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure. All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS Portal.

The process we will apply will be:

— Statements including the specific requirements can be found within Section III.1.1, III.1.2 and III.1.3 of the Contract Notice.

— Bidder’s must pass the minimum standards sections of the ESPD (Scotland).

Part III. and Section B of Part IV will be scored on a pass/fail basis, and Section C of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar service to similar Clients.

The responses to the questions of Section III of the Contract Notice will be weighted in the following way: Please see ESPD (Scotland).

Question 4C.1.2: 80 % 4C.6: 20 %.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment Law

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34
Main site or place of performance:

Glasgow.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this procurement is to appoint between one and two suppliers to operate under a framework for the supply of the following services:

i. Advice on employment contracts, recruitment, equalities issues, case law, good practice, discipline, grievance, pensions, settlement agreements, TUPE and Terms and Conditions of Employment.

ii. Work in relation to Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunals, etc.

Sub contracting of the works will not be acceptable.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 116 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework may be extended for a further period of 1 year.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure. All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS Portal question and answer facility.

The process we will apply will be:

— Statements including the specific requirements can be found within Section III.1.1, III.1.2 and III.1.3 of the Contract Notice.

— Bidder’s must pass the minimum standards sections of the ESPD (Scotland).

Part III. and Section B of Part IV will be scored on a pass/fail basis, and Section C of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar service to similar Clients.

The responses to the questions of Section III of the Contract Notice will be weighted in the following way: Please see ESPD (Scotland).

Question 4C.1.2: 80 % 4C.6: 20 %.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

In response to question 4A.2 of the ESPD attached to this OJEU Site Notice Bidders are required to be regulated and/or authorised (as appropriate) to practice law by the relevant professional regulatory body or bodies in the jurisdiction(s) in which they practice.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Refer to information provided in response to minimum level(s) of standards required.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to this section when completing section 4B of the ESPD (Scotland):

Question Reference 4B.1.2: Bidders bidding only for Lot 1 will require to have an average yearly turnover of 80 000 GBP for the last 3 years.

Bidders bidding only for Lot 2 will require to have an average yearly turnover of 140 000 GBP in the last 3 years. Bidders bidding only for Lot 3 will require to have an average yearly turnover of 800 000 GBP in the last 3 year. Bidders bidding only for Lot 4 will require to have an average yearly turnover of 120 000 GBP in the last 3 years. Bidders bidding only for Lot 5 will require to have an average yearly turnover of 100 000 GBP in the last 3 years.

Bidders applying for all or any combination of Lots will require to add the turnover amounts for each Lot they are applying for and compare against their annual turnover and confirm their annual turnover is sufficient to meet the requirements of each Lot and the overall turnover amount.

As evidence for this annual accounts will be requested from the bidder.

Question Reference 4B.3: Where turnover information is not available for the period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were setup or started trading.

Question Reference 4B.4:

Bidders must demonstrate a return on capital employed at a ratio of greater than 0.

Ratio will be calculated as follows: net profit after tax divided by net assets (total assets less current liabilities).

Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 1.

Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: new current assets divided by net current liabilities.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

Question Reference 4B.5.1: It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employers (Compulsory)Liability Insurance — 10 000 000 GBP;

Public Liability Insurance — 10 000 000 GBP;

Professional Indemnity Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Refer to information provided at Minimum Level(s) of standards required below.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

In response to Question 4C.1.2 Bidders will be required to provide 4 examples from the last 3 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the service as described in Part II.2.4 of this OJEU Contract Notice and the draft Invitation to Tender document which is attached to this Notice for each Lot they are applying for.

In response to Question 4C.6 Unless otherwise agreed (e.g. in the case of proposed paralegal or trainee solicitors) individuals delivering services under the framework must be legally qualified and must hold an unrestricted practising certificate issued by the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Law Society of Scotland).

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Bidders are required to be regulated and/or authorised (as appropriate) to practice law by the relevant professional regulatory body or bodies in the jurisdiction(s) in which they practice.

Unless otherwise agreed (e.g. in the case of proposed paralegal or trainee solicitors) individuals delivering services under the framework must be legally qualified and must hold an unrestricted practising certificate issued by the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Law Society of Scotland).

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Refer to draft Invitation to Tender document attached to this OJEU Contract Notice.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/06/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 31/07/2017

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The full award criteria ratios, questions, weightings and scoring regime are published in the draft ITT document.

The Portal will close to questions 7 days prior to the date for return of ESPDs.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=496737

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

— Training for Residents, this could include for example court observation visits;

— Apprenticeships;

— Support to community bodies;

— Support for local projects.

The full Community Benefit requirements is set out in the draft Invitation to Tender document.

(SC Ref:496737)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=496737

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Maryhill Housing Association Ltd
45 Garrioch Road
Glasgow
G20 8RG
United KingdomInternet address:www.maryhill.org.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/05/2017

 

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