NHS Litigation Authority Legal Services Framework

NHS Litigation Authority Legal Services Framework

Multiple Lots. Legal advice/assistance including handling pre-litigation; litigation and other forms of dispute resolution in respect of potential, actual or alleged clinical liabilities of NHS Trusts and others.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2017/S 036-065552

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA)
2nd Floor, 151 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2078112700
E-mail: Contract.Queries@nhsla.com
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.nhsla.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://nhsla.mytenders.org/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Health related legal services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The NHS Litigation Authority (‘NHSLA’) is proposing to establish a framework agreement on behalf of itself and the bodies listed in section VI.3 for the purposes of procuring certain health-related legal services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 544 000 000.00 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:

Clinical Liabilities

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal advice/assistance including handling pre-litigation; litigation and other forms of dispute resolution in respect of potential, actual or alleged clinical liabilities of NHS Trusts and others. Further details are in the tender documents. NHSLA is envisaged to be the main user of Lot 1.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 480 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Save as set out in the tender documents, the anticipated maximum number of suppliers to be appointed for Lot 1 is ten (10) suppliers.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Non clinical liabilities

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal advice/assistance including handling pre-litigation; litigation and other forms of dispute resolution in

respect of actual or alleged non-clinical liabilities of NHS Trusts and others including employers liability and

public/products liability. Further details are in the tender documents. NHSLA is envisaged to be the main user of

Lot 2.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 32 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Save as set out in the tender documents, the anticipated maximum number of suppliers to be

appointed for Lot 2 is four (4) suppliers.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Regulatory, health and disciplinary law

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal advice/assistance relating to all aspects of medical and health care law including mental health, public

health, pharmaceutical, biotech and human tissue matters. Further details are in the tender documents. The

entities other than NHSLA that are listed in Section VI.3 are expected to be the main users of Lot 3.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 32 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Save as set out in the tender documents, the anticipated maximum number of suppliers to be

appointed for Lot 3 is ten (10) suppliers.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Providers must meet certain conditions for participation including as to potential conflicts of interest and

acceptance of proposed contract terms. If appointed to the framework, providers will have to meet certain

mandatory standards including maintaining professional indemnity cover of not less than 40 000 000 GBP each and

every claim. The tender documentation contains further details.

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:

Legal profession.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As contained in tender documents.

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)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 03/04/2017
Local time: 16:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

NHSLA is conducting this procurement on behalf of itself and the following public bodies:-.

Department of Health.

Care Quality Commission.

Health Education England.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Health Research Authority.

Human Tissue Authority.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.

NHS Blood and Transplant.

NHS Business Services Authority.

NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England).

NHS Digital.

NHS Improvement.

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Public Health England.

Any and all other entities which are currently, or may at any time during the life of the Framework become, arm’s length bodies or agencies of the Department of Health.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=193610

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/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.

(MT Ref:193610).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA)
2nd Floor, 151 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9SZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2078112700Internet address:http://www.nhsla.com
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:

17/02/2017

 

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