Legal Services Tender Wales

Legal Services Tender Wales

Provide legal services to provide expert legal and regulatory support and advice on matters relating to the bus industry.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Legal services

2018/S 192-434190

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Transport for Wales
Southgate House, Wood Street
Cardiff
CF10 1EW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tamara Evans
Telephone: +44 2921673434
E-mail: bus@tfw.wales
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://tfw.gov.wales

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA50685

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Transport for Wales

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Wales Bus Services – Legal and Regulatory Advisors

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of legal services to provide expert legal and regulatory support and advice on matters relating to the bus industry.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 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)

79111000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

TfW offices in Cardiff and potentially Pontypridd from 2019.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Tenderers must register their expression of interest to gain access to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) pack by completing a Confidentiality Agreement (CA) and returning it to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

The CA can be found in the additional documents section of this notice on Sell2Wales (you must register your interest in the notice on the Sell2Wales website to get the CA), or alternatively request a copy from TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Any questions relating to the CA should be submitted to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Provision of legal and regulatory support and advice services to TfW and the Welsh Ministers to include:

(a) advise on options for bus service review and change within the current legal and regulatory context and existing powers in Wales with regard to the transport acts;

(b) changes to the bus industry in Wales including options regarding the introduction of bus franchising and the implications of such changes;

(c) advise on matters relating to structural reform of the bus industry in Wales;

(d) input and comment regarding the development of outline and full business cases for bus service review in Wales;

(e) assessing the feasibility of proposed changes to the operation of the bus industry in Wales including the commercial and market implications of such changes and

(f) provision of ongoing legal and regulatory advice to the TfW and Welsh Government on any matters that may arise concerning the bus industry in Wales.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following areas will be covered by Welsh Government legal services:

(a) preparation of legal instructions to the office of legislative counsel;

(b) advise on legal and regulatory updates required to implement any recommended changes and

(c) advising on the roles of local and central government with regard to the bus industry in Wales and their statutory duties and responsibilities.

The legal and regulatory advisors will need to have the following experience:

(a) an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of the bus industry;

(b) significant experience of working with the bus market to effect change;

(c) significant experience of advising statutory bodies on the impacts of existing legislation and regulation on the current industry environment and

(d) significant experience of advising statutory bodies on how new legislation and regulation could be implemented to effect change in the bus industry.

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

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 appointment will initially be for 3 years, but may (at the appointer’s option) be extended for a further 2 years, up to a total of 5 years.

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

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

As may be stated in the procurement documents

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 01/11/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English, Welsh

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/11/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

TfW or Welsh Government offices in Cardiff

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:

Tenderers must register their expression of interest to gain access to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) pack by completing a confidentiality Agreement (CA) and returning it to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

The CA can be found in the additional documents section of this notice on Sell2Wales (you must register your interest in the notice on the Sell2Wales website to get the CA), or alternatively request a copy from TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Any questions relating to the CA should be submitted to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=85833.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/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.

(WA Ref:85833)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
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:

02/10/2018

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