Legal Services Tender Glasgow

Legal Services Tender Glasgow

Provision of legal service – framework.

UK-Glasgow: legal services

2012/S 87-143112

Contract notice

Services
Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Consort House, 12 West George Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Sheena Thomson
G2 1HN Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1413333402
E-mail: procurement@spt.co.uk
Fax: +44 1413333224

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.spt.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://spt.g2b.info/cgi-gen/profile.pl?action=view_profile&oid=4377#8

Electronic access to information: http://spt.g2b.info/cgi-gen/profile.pl?action=view_profile&oid=4377#8

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
Other: Transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of legal service – framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 21: Legal services

NUTS code UKM34
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: 8

Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Legal services. Provision of various legal services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
SPT are looking to contract with suitably qualified legal services providers. Tenderers are invited to bid to become a member of a panel of legal advisers, each appointed under a framework agreement, to provide legal services to SPT through SPT’s Legal Department. Successful tenderers will, as a member of the panel, be invited to carry out work, or to take part in a mini-competition to select the most suitable tenderer for a specific item of work.
(a) Corporate Law – including the provision of advice on a broad range of complex and high value commercial contracts, the formation of companies including joint venture companies, limited liability partnerships, trusts, and related advice, intellectual property, data protection and media advice and general contract and commercial advice;
(b) Construction Law – including both contentious and non-contentious work which includes the amendment of industry standard terms; and representing SPT at adjudications and arbitrations;
(c) Environmental and Planning Law – including advice on contaminated land, development management, development planning, public enquiries and procedures;
(d) Property Law – which will include a wide variety of commercial property transactions and advice, planning agreements, title reports, servitudes, acquisitions, disposals, leases, compulsory purchase orders, agreements relating to grant funding, standard securities and development agreements;
(e) Employment Law – including all issues relating to employment law, whether contentious or non-contentious; this may include unfair dismissal, redundancy advice, TUPE advice, and advice relating to potential or actual strike action; and representing SPT at employment tribunals;
(f) Contract and Procurement Law – including advising on a broad range of commercial contracts, and specialised procurement advice;
(g) Litigation – including acting for SPT in legal proceedings including judicial reviews, claims relating to personal injury, and recovery of debt.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: See tender documentation.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As per tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: Solicitors with current unrestricted Practising Certificates issued by The Law Society of Scotland.
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
Open
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:
12/075
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: 6.6.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
14.6.2012 – 10:00
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
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 14.6.2012 – 10:01

Place:

Consort House, Glasgow.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: As per SPT Standing Orders relating to contracts – available on request at procurement@spt.co.uk.

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
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. GO Reference: GO-201251-PRO-3892393.
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: As required by Regulation 32(2) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 SPT will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract as this is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of three working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Should such additional information be required please contact those persons or contact point in Section I.1.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
1.5.2012

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