Legal Services Tender – Birmingham and Nottingham

Legal Services Tender – Birmingham and Nottingham

The University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Nottingham wishes to create a Framework Agreement for the provision of legal services covering a number of key work areas.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Legal services

2019/S 178-434535

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Markham
E-mail: p.markham@bham.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Markham
E-mail: p.markham@bham.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about 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: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Services for the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham

Reference number: FRAM131/19

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Nottingham wishes to create a framework agreement for the provision of legal services covering a number of key work areas.

As part of the collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham, we are jointly tendering our external legal services work. The joint panel of external legal advisers appointed by this process will take effect from the beginning of the contracted period.

The Universities will determine the number of service providers to be appointed to advise and/or represent them; this may be a general appointment or it may be separate appointments for specific, specialist areas of law and practice. It is anticipated that the University Universities will appoint a panel of service providers rather than a single source to fulfil all of its requirements and needs.

It is following the light-touch regime permitted under Regulations 74-77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
NUTS code: UKF14
Main site or place of performance:

University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Nottingham wishes to create a framework agreement for the provision of legal services covering a number of key work areas:

— information law,

— academy sponsorship and governance matters,

— higher education law including authority duties, charity law and corporate governance and compliance,

— litigation in respect of contracts, grants, personal injury claims, negligence claims, breach of statutory duty,

— land and property transactions, (freehold, leasehold), property litigation and some minor agricultural tenancy matters,

— commercial law advice and assistance relevant to the universities’ operations including contracts, procurement, IT specific matters, research grants, intellectual property, copyright issues and matters connected to overseas operations. (includes legal support for development and construction work),

— employment related matters, (contentious and non-contentious) and including health and safety, immigration and pensions,

— student related matters including contractual, procedural and statutory matters (including discrimination), some case-work/litigation and immigration,

— licensing matters,

— litigation work in respect of debt recovery,

— professional regulatory advice on legal practice,

— banking, corporate and spin-out support,

— international law and the formation of international collaborations, company formation and acquisition,

— intellectual property (contentious and non-contentious).

It is following the light-touch regime permitted under Regulations 74-77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

The appointment of the providers to the framework will be for a period of up to five (5) years. The Universities will initially place an Agreement for a period of three (3) years term, with the option to extend for a further two one-year periods, subject to review of cost, competitiveness and the on-going need for the agreement.

IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 11/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Birmingham
Birmingham
United Kingdom
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:

11/09/2019