NHS Legal Services Framework

NHS Legal Services Framework

11 Lots. Lot No: 1 Lot title: NHS Governance and Public Law.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Legal services

2018/S 009-017107

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)
05280446
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
Contact point(s): Sarah Golby
For the attention of: Sarah Golby
M50 2UW Manchester
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/39

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Joint venture between The Department of Health and SopraSteria

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Legal Services

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 25

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 100 000 000,00 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Provision of Legal Services

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Legal Service framework consists of the following lots:
NHS Governance & Public Law.
Primary Care Services.
Healthcare Law.
Mental Health Law.
Employment Law.
Contract and Commercial Law.
Property Law.
Construction.
IT, Telecommunication & E-commerce.
Corporate Finance & PFI/PPP Projects.
Multi Disciplinary Project Support.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 100 000 000,00 EUR

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: NHS Governance and Public Law

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Primary Care Services

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Healthcare Law

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Mental Health Law

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Employment Law

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Contract and Commercial Law

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Property Law

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Construction

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: IT, Telecommunications & E-Commerce

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10 Lot title: Corporate Finance & PFI/PPP projects

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11 Lot title: Multi-Disciplinary Project Support

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal.
To register interest:

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation.
3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username and password.
4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity. You will then be taken direct to the tender response screen.
5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download tender documentation.

Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.

(follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’).

For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Helpdesk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel: 0800 840 2050) quoting the tender ID number.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from the portal.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from EU supply eTendering portal: https//nhssbs.eu-supply.com.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be included in the procurement documentation available for download from the portal.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 50

2. Price. Weighting 50

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: NHS SBS reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction at the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage of this procurement. In such instances information will be provided to the Bidders as part of the ITT documentation.
NHS SBS reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SBS/18/CW/ZWS/9216

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 086-167796 of 4.5.2017

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.2.2018 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The duration referenced in Section II 1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II 1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.
The framework will be for the benefit of Public sector bodies, including any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing and in addition any other commissioners (whether alone or jointly with any other organisation), providers and regulators of NHS funded (either in whole or in part) services including practice based commissioning consortia, general practice commissioning consortia, NHS England (and all sub national offices including anybody obtaining new membership to NHS Shared Business Services Ltd.
Participating Authorities.
RTV 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
RTK Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RF4 Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust.
RQ3 Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
RMR Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RMC Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.
TAD Bradford District Care NHS Trust.
RAE Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RY2 Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
NQV Bromley Healthcare Ltd.
RV3 Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
RW3 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RNN Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
RY8 Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.
RXM Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
RP5 Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RWH East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
RJN East Cheshire NHS Trust.
RXR East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
RWK East London NHS Foundation Trust.
RX9 East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
RVR Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
RXV Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
RN5 Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RY4 Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
RWR Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
R1F Isle of Wight NHS Trust.
RW5 Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
RXN Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RY6 Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
RGD Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
RJ2 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
RBQ Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
NR5 Livewell Southwest (Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC).
NQ7 Medway Community Healthcare.
RW4 Mersey Care NHS Trust.
RD8 Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
T53 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
RVJ North Bristol NHS Trust.
NLT North Somerset Community Partnership.
RX7 North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
RGM Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
RT2 Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
RK9 Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
RHU Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
RA2 Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
RM3 Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
RYE South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust.
RYD South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
RYF South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
RXG South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
RW1 Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
RVY Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
RBN St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
R1E Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.
RXX Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
RTP Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
RDR Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.
RX2 Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
RBV The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
RM2 University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.
RHM University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
RA7 University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
RTX University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
RWW Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
RA3 Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
RWG West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
RWP Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
R1A Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.
RRF Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.
NNV Your Healthcare Community Interest Company (CIC).
RA4 Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
X24 NHS England.
00T NHS Bolton CCG
07P NHS Brent CCG
00V NHS Bury CCG
09A NHS Central London (Westminster) CCG
01H NHS Cumbria CCG
00C NHS Darlington CCG
00D NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG
07W NHS Ealing CCG
06K NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG
08C NHS Hammersmith & Fulham CCG
08E NHS Harrow CCG
00K NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees CCG
06N NHS Herts Valley CCG
01D NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG
08G NHS Hillingdon CCG
07Y NHS Hounslow CCG
14L NHS Manchester CCG
13T NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG
00J NHS North Durham CCG
99C NHS North Tyneside CCG
00L NHS Northumberland CCG
00Y NHS Oldham CCG
01G NHS Salford CCG
00M NHS South Tees CCG
00N NHS South Tyneside CCG
01W NHS Stockport CCG
00P NHS Sunderland CCG
01Y NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG
02A NHS Trafford CCG
T1490 NHS Trust Development Authority.
08Y NHS West London CCG
02H NHS Wigan Borough CCG
This list may be subject to change and can include other organisations that are SBS members.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS.
In addition the following public sector bodies will be able to use the Framework subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

http://resources.civilservice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/PB12.pdf

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/na-classification/national-accounts-sector-classification/classification-update–may-2014/public-sector-classification-guide—may-2014.xls

National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including:

Acute Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx.

Clinical Commissioning Groups: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx.

Mental Health Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx.

Ambulance Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx.

Care Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx.

Area Teams: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx.

Special Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.

Other English NHS bodies: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx.

Arms Length Bodies: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arms-length-bodies/our-arms-length-bodies.

The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.
GP Practices: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx, and: http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/.

And any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
— General Medical Services (GMS),
— Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or.
b) Commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.

Social Enterprises: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130107105354/http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_119228.pdf.

Local Authorities:

https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services – GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/localhealthboards/

Other Welsh Public Bodies – Welsh Local Authorities.
NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx

Other Scottish Public Bodies:- Scottish Government, Scottish Local Authorities, Scottish Agencies, NDPBs, Scottish Further and Higher Education Boards, Scottish Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Scotland Citizens Advice, Scottish Schools and Scottish Housing Associations.
NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

http://www.hscni.net/

Northern Ireland Public Bodies including Local Authorities, Schools, Police Service, Citizens Advice.
Hospices in the UK:

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Local Authorities.

https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

http://www.ubico.co.uk (agents acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council)

Any commercial, not-for-profit, or other charitable entity created, controlled and financed by a local authority or authorities with regard to provision of services captured by this framework.
Police forces and other emergency services, including fire and rescue services, the maritime and coastguard agency and other rescue authorities (a list of police authorities and fire and rescue services can be found respectively at the following:

http://www.police.uk/contact/force-website/

http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

Educational establishments Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT.
Independent Schools.

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase

Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) or Private Registered Providers of social housing (PRPs), a list of such authorities being available at: https://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/registered-provider-information.

Third Sector and Registered charities, as detailed at:

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk

http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom:

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

http://www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Devolved and other administrations with the British Isles, including those detailed at: (in the case of Scotland) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home, and http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales) http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en.

Her Majesty’s prison service as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-prison-service.

The Ministry of Defence as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence.

Isle of Man Government Health / Public Services.

http://www.gov.im/health/

Devolved and other administrations with the British Isles, including those detailed at: (in the case of Scotland) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home, and http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales) http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en.

Her Majesty’s prison service as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-prison-service.

The Ministry of Defence as detailed at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence.

Isle of Man Government Health / Public Services.

http://www.gov.im/health/

In addition, private sector bodies will be able to use the Framework subject to the approval of NHS SBS.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Shared Business Services
Chandlers Point Halyard Court 31 Broadway
M50 2UW Salford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612123700
Internet address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

NHS Shared Business Services
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from NHS SBS. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

NHS Shared Business Services
Chandlers Point Halyard Court 31 Broadway
M50 2UW Salford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612123700
Internet address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.1.2018

 

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