NEPO Legal Services Framework 2019

NEPO Legal Services Framework 2019

The Framework Agreement will be accessible by all NEPO associate members at a local and national level. 12 Lots.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Legal services

2019/S 101-244606

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8QH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Heather Rothwell
E-mail: Corporate.Procurement.Team@Newcastle.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle City Council
NE1 8QH
United Kingdom
E-mail: Corporate.Procurement.Team@Newcastle.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Darlington Borough Council (Participating Authority)
Darlington
United Kingdom
Contact person: Bronwyn lilley
E-mail: Bronwyn.lilley@darlington.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

The County Council of Durham (Participating Authority)
Durham
United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Cuskin
E-mail: Clare.Cuskin@durham.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

The Borough Council of Gateshead (Participating Authority)
Gateshead
United Kingdom
Contact person: Brendan Mcneany
E-mail: brendanmcneany@gateshead.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Hartlepool Borough Council (Participating Authority)
Hartlepool
United Kingdom
Contact person: Hayley Martin
E-mail: Hayley.martin@hartlepool.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Middlesbrough Council (Participating Authority)
Middlesbrough
United Kingdom
Contact person: Bryn Roberts
E-mail: bryn_roberts@middlesbrough.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

North Tyneside Council (Participating Authorities)
North Tyneside
United Kingdom
Contact person: Judith Robson
E-mail: Judith.Robson@northtyneside.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Northumberland County Council (Participating Authorities)
Northumberland
United Kingdom
E-mail: carol.humphries@northumberland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Redcar and Cleveland Council (Participating Authority)
Redcar/Cleveland
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Nixon
E-mail: Andrew.Nixon@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

The Council of the Borough of South Tyneside (Participating Authority)
South Tyneside
United Kingdom
E-mail: Laura.Hood@southtyneside.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.1)Name and addresses

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (Participating Authority)
Stockton
United Kingdom
Contact person: April Pilfrim
E-mail: April.pilgrim@stockton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nepoportal.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

The contract involves a joint procurement.

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nepoportal.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nepoportal.org
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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: www.nepoportal.org

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NEPO 513 — Legal Services Framework

Reference number: 006231

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Newcastle City Council is acting as the Lead Authority on behalf of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and its member Authorities to establish a multiple lot Framework Agreement for the delivery of legal services. The Framework Agreement will be accessible by all NEPO Associate Members at a Local and National level.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 12
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

General Requirements

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

General Legal Advice including 9But not limited to:

(a) creation of new delivery vehicles and shared service proposals;

(b) public procurement;

(c) contracts;

(d) outsourcing;

(e) state aid;

(f) restructuring/Insolvency;

(g) planning and highways (including enforcement);

(h) construction (Including construction disputes);

(i) tax;

(j) local authority powers and duties in respect of the above;

(k) freedom of Information Act and data protection;

(l) monitoring officer/standard issues (including investigations of alleged breaches of the code of conduct for councillors);

(m) finance.

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

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Conveyancing

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of Legal Services which may be required under Lot 2: Specialist Requirement — Conveyancing.

— commercial,

— right to buy,

— residential,

— land registrations.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Housing

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under Lot 3: Specialist Requirement — Housing:

— anti-social behaviour,

— disrepair claims,

— landlord and tenant,

— litigation.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Family

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 4: Specialist Requirement — Family:

— children,

— adults.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Education

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 5: Specialist Requirement — Education Law.

— academy conversions,

— Special Education Needs (SEN) mediation,

— admissions appeals.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Prosecutions

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 6: Specialist Requirement — Prosecutions.

— trading standards,

— environmental.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expirty.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Licensing

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of Legal Services which may be required under this Lot 7: Specialist Requirement — Licensing.

— alcohol,

— premises,

— taxis,

— gambling.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Litigation

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 8: Specialist Requirement — Litigation:

— personal injury,

— public liability,

— employers liability,

— commercial property litigation,

— technology and construction litigation.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Insolvency

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 9: Specialist Requirement — Insolvency:

— insolvency of other contracting parties and remedies available.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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 No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 10: Specialist Requirement — Debt Recovery:

— debt recovery.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Highways

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 11: Specialist Requirement — Highways:

— Section 278 agreements,

— Section 38 agreements,

— Section 50 licensing.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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:

Specialist Requirement — Employment Law

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The list below is intended to be an indicative list, but not exhaustive of the types of legal services which may be required under this Lot 12: Specialist Requirement — Employment Law:

— employment tribunal claims (for example, unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction of wages, discrimination),

— compromise agreements,

— general employment law advice,

— clerking employment appeals committee hearings.

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: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be renewed upon its expiry.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Providers must be accredited by the relevant professional body relevant to the delivery of these services (Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA or Bar Standards Board).

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Providers must be accredited by the relevant professional body relevant to the delivery of these services (Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA or Bar Standards Board).

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 30
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

NA

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: 01/07/2019
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened electronically at Newcastle City Council via our E-Tendering Portal www.nepoportal.org

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenders will be opened electronically at www.nepoportal.org by a representative from Newcastle City Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8QH
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:

22/05/2019

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