London Borough of Croydon Legal Services Contract
Property (residential and non-residential), including planning matters; Commercial; Litigation (civil); and Employment (contentious and non-contentious).
United Kingdom-London: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
3rd floor Annexe, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon
Contact person: Ms Cathryn Belletty
Telephone: +44 2084071318
NUTS code: UKI22Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.croydon.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://www.croydon.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
570/2016 Legal Services Contract.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The London Borough of Croydon (‘the Council’) intends to appoint a single, strategic partner to provide it with a range of legal services with effect from 1.1.2018 for a period of up to seven (7) years. The Council intends that the contract will cover legal services falling within four core categories, namely:
— Property (residential and non-residential), including planning matters;
— Litigation (civil); and
— Employment (contentious and non-contentious)
Further details of the services are set out in the procurement documents (including draft contract and specification), which are or will be accessible from the Contracting Authority via the links included in Section I.3).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The procurement of this contract is subject to the ‘light touch’ regime under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended), but following a procedure analogous to the Competitive Dialogue procedure.
The initial term of the contract is expected to be 5 years although the Council anticipates having the option at its absolute discretion to extend the term for up to a further 2 periods of 1 year each, thereby bringing the maximum term to a period of 7 years. The anticipated maximum value of the contract is currently expected to be up to 2 500 000 GBP per annum, net of VAT. A 7-year term (including extension options, if exercised) may bring the overall contract value into the region of 17 500 000 GBP.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The initial term of the contract is expected to be 5 years although the Council anticipates having the option at its absolute discretion to extend the term for up to a further 2 periods of 1 year each, thereby bringing the maximum term to a period of 7 years.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
The result of the evaluation of SQs will determine who is to proceed to the next stage of the procurement process. Potential suppliers applying will be ranked in order of their total evaluation score. Those who will be invited to participate in the competitive dialogue will be the six (6) potential suppliers whose SQ scores are the highest. Further details are included in the SQ Volume 2 Information & Guidance document.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
As per the tender documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
As per the tender documents.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As per the tender documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Information on historic volumes of legal work instructed by the contracting authority is included within the procurement documents for information only, and is not presented as any indication of anticipated or expected volumes of work (nor of any particular type of work) which might come within the scope of the contract. The Council requires the successful Service Provider to fulfil the aims and Social Value objectives through this procurement (and further to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012), to ensure Croydon as a Place benefits from the spend related to the Contract.
The Council requires the Service Provider and their Significant Sub-contractors and Suppliers to comply with the London Living Wage and the pricing model shall take account of this.
The Council considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) (as amended, re-enacted or consolidated) may apply to this contract.
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
In accordance with Part 3 of the Public Contracts regulations 2015 (as amended).
See http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/part/3/made and information on review procedures in public procurement available athttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/public-sector-procurement-policy
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address:http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/rcj.htm
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: