Legal Services Tender – Planning Law

Legal Services Tender – Planning Law

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons acting jointly of the Houses of Parliament, are intending to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement to secure legal services in the field of planning law.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2019/S 041-093899

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

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1 0AA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Business Support Team
Telephone: +44 2072191600
E-mail: ppcs@parliament.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
I.2)Information about 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/parliamentuk/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/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
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: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Parliament UK

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Parliament

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services-Planning Law

Reference number: FWK1119

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Established in June 2016, strategic estates delivers capital investment in the parliamentary estate. Comprising more than 30 buildings, 70 % of the estate is listed and 2 buildings are Grade I listed: The Palace of Westminster; Norman Shaw North.

To support strategic estates in delivery of a significant programme of capital investment which includes but which is not limited to the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme and the Northern Estate Programme, the Authority requires to secure specialist legal services in the field of planning law [“the Services”]. The Services will support strategic estates in securing the necessary planning and related consents for both capital investment projects and major capital maintenance projects (as required).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 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: UKI32

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons acting jointly of the Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA are intending to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement to secure legal services in the field of planning law (“the Services”).

It is envisaged that the services will be “estate wide” and promote a joined up, holistic approach to this specific area of law. Supporting strategic estates major capital projects and capital maintenance works including the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme and the Northern Estate Programme, the services will include but not be limited to legal issues in relation to: town and planning procedures; highways procedures (including procedures for stopping up of highways and traffic regulation orders); heritage issues including conservation areas, listed buildings and world heritage site issues; environmental impact assessment including screening and scoping; community infrastructure levy; compulsory purchase and compensation; planning appeals and call-in; judicial review and other legal challenges; development plan representations; neighbourhood planning; access to information including application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 in liaison with and with the approval of the Office of Speaker’s Counsel and the Counsel to the Chairman of Committees and other strategic advice as may be required by the Authority.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Full details provided in procurement documentation.

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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

Full details provided in procurement documentation.

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: 25/03/2019
Local time: 17:00

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:

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons acting jointly of the Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA are intending to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement for legal services, planning law. As legal services fall within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), it is subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of PCR 2015. Any references to fully regulated processes or procedures are for ease of reference only and should not be taken as recognition nor acceptance that the same apply in this instance.

The SQ documents will be accessible at the Houses of Parliament e-procurement portal:

http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk

Tender submissions must be uploaded to the e-procurement portal; electronic responses submitted via e-mail are not acceptable. To access these documents, select the tender reference FWK1119 in the “current tenders” list; click on the “view tender details” and express interest by clicking on the button provided. You will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have previously registered with in-tend, please follow the link shown which will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. If you have registered and forgotten your username and password, click on the “forgotten password” link on the in-tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, please contact the PPCS Business Support team via email: ppcs@parliament.uk

or call +44 (0)2072191600 for further assistance.

You are advised to allow sufficient time when responding. Late tenders will not be accepted. If you are uploading multiple documents, you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application such as WinZip or WinRAR.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
London
United Kingdom
E-mail: ppcs@parliament.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:

22/02/2019

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