NHS NOE CPC Framework Agreement for the Provision of Legal Services

NHS NOE CPC Framework Agreement for the Provision of Legal Services

The Framework agreement for legal services seeks to provide a professional, cost effective and reliable framework of 10 providers.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2016/S 241-440321

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Savile Street East
For the attention of: Michelle Walker
S4 7UQ Sheffield
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1143992016
E-mail: michelle.walker@noecpc.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

NHS NOE CPC Framework Agreement for the Provision of 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
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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 50 000 000 GBP

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

The North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) is acting as an agent on behalf of NHS organisations throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The framework agreement for legal services seeks to provide a professional, cost effective and reliable framework of 10 providers who are able to offer services on a range of legal matters to NHS NOE CPC member Trusts and other organisations who are eligible to make use of the framework agreement.
Bidders are advised that this services falls within the requirements of the Light Touch Regime for Social and Other Specific Services of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

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: no

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:

See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 50 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.

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

See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.

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

Consortium bids are acceptable but the authority may require the consortium to incorporate a special purpose vehicle and provide parent company guarantees.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Providers must hold the appropriate registration under the Legal Services Act 2007.

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see Selection Questionnaire/Invitation to Tender.
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Participating Authorities reserve the right to undertake electronic auctions in the awarding of call-offs under this framework agreement.
IV.3)Administrative information

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

CPC 01515

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

9.1.2017

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.1.2017

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the In-tend eTendering portal at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/Home

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://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/Home

This will provide you with a full list of current tender opportunities. For the project you are interested in click on ‘View Details’ in the initial project view.
2) If you are not a registered user of In-tend follow the ‘Register’ tab otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter email address and password.
3) From this tender management screen you will be presented will a fuller overview of the project and if interested you are able to ‘Express Interest’.
‘Expressing interest’ is not responding to the project, you will now have to complete the questionnaire and submit your response within the timescales indicated.
4) Go to the ‘Tenders’ section and click on ‘My Tenders’, click on ‘View Details’ within the project you are interested and you will now be able access attached documents and questionnaires that require completing as part of your response. Any sections indicated in red are awaiting your completion.

Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Guidance for Suppliers’ tab which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/BuyerProfiles

For any support in submitting your response please contact In-tend Support team at support@in-tend.co.uk (or call 0845 557 8079/+44 (0)114 4070056.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.12.2016

 

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