Ministry of Justice Online Legal Resources Framework

Ministry of Justice Online Legal Resources Framework

The Ministry of Justice and other participating departments require access to a comprehensive range of legal information, including legislation, case law, commentary and current awareness.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Publications

2019/S 146-359844

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Justice
5 Wellington Place
Leeds
LS1 4AP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2033343555
E-mail: CCMDlegalpublications@justice.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
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://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Online Legal Resources Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22120000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Ministry of Justice and other participating departments require access to a comprehensive range of legal information, including legislation, case law, commentary and current awareness. This information is required in a variety of formations including online, print and eBook.

This online legal resources framework content will be divided into 2 lots.

Lot 1: JLIS Specific Requirements (based on number of users);

Lot 2: GLD Specific Requirements (based on number of licences needed).

The following online content from across the range of legal publishers is required. The authority expects to source different elements of this information from a range of suppliers:

— legislation — original and consolidated,

— case law, law reports and transcripts — including archives back to 13th century,

— current awareness services which enable judges to keep up to date with changes to the law,

— journals,

— commentary — textbooks and loose-leaf — current editions and supplements,

— practice area tools.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 32 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

JLIS Specific Requirements

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22110000
22120000
22200000
72320000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The role of the judicial library and information service (JLIS) is to provide legal publications and information to judges and legal advisers to ensure that they are equipped to carry out their duties effectively.

The following online content from across the range of legal publishers is required. The authority expects to source different elements of this information from a range of suppliers:

— legislation — original and consolidated,

— case law, law reports and transcripts — including archives back to 13th century,

— current awareness services which enable judges to keep up to date with changes to the law,

— journals,

— commentary — textbooks and loose-leaf — current editions and supplements,

— practice area tools,

— parliamentary information.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: GLD Specific Requirements

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22110000
22120000
22200000
72320000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Government Legal Department (GLD) looking to put in place a call-off contract to provide online legal information services.

The following online content from across the range of legal publishers is required. The authority expects to source different elements of this information from a range of suppliers:

— legislation — original and consolidated,

— case law, law reports and transcripts — including archives back to 13th century,

— current awareness services which enable judges to keep up to date with changes to the law,

— journals,

— commentary — textbooks and loose-leaf — current editions and supplements,

— practice area tools,

— parliamentary information.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 233-531892

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 29/08/2019
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
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

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:

The authority reserves the right to reject all or any of the bids for the competition and not to award a contract to any bidder, without any liability on its part. Nothing in this prior information notice shall generate any contractual obligations prior to the signature of a contract following a competition.

Transparency:

HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts exceeding 10 000 GBP over the life of the contract are published online (www.gov.uk/contracts-finder) for the public. The resulting contract shall also be published. The authority may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interest or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published, if successful, should secure agreements with the authority prior to submission. These could cover key commercial interest, trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, all following the test in Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1178/commercial-interests-section-43-foia-guidance.pdf).

Only documentation related to the award will be published. The prescribed grounds for redaction are:

(a) national security;

(b) personal data;

(c) information protected by intellectual property rights;

(d) information which is not in the public interest to disclose (following tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000);

(e) third party confidential information;

(f) IT security; and

(g) Prevention of fraud.

Freedom of information (FOI):

The freedom of information act came fully into force in 2005. If any organisation considers that any information supplied by them is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivities specified. In such cases the relevant material will in response to FOI requests be examined in the light of exemptions provided for in the act.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Justice
London
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:

29/07/2019