Official Legal Services Provider for 2022 Commonwealth Games Limited
The Birmingham Organising Committee of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Limited in partnership with CGF Partnerships Ltd is seeking to appoint an Official Legal Services Provider.
United Kingdom-London: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Birmingham Organising Committee of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Limited (the “OC”) in partnership with CGF Partnerships Ltd (“CGFP”) is seeking to appoint an Official Legal Services Provider. The outcome of the procurement exercise will be a Services Contract with the OC and CGFP for legal services and a Sponsorship Agreement with CGFP for commercial rights. The areas of law that are required to support the OC include but are not limited to:
— regulatory and legislative advice,
— litigation advice (preparation of court documentation and attendance and representation at court on behalf of Birmingham 2022) and alternative forms of dispute,
— general commercial advice,
— commercial property advice;,
— employment law and pensions,
— general corporate advice,
— sponsorship and commercial rights acquisitions,
— IPR trade marking and brand protection,
— ticketing and licensing,
— ceremony production,
— planning advice regarding venue use,
— overlay construction.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Birmingham, United Kingdom.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This procedure relates to Legal Services within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). Given that this procedure relates to “social and other specific services” only, it is subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of PCR 2015. Any references to fully regulated processes or procedures are for ease of reference only and should not be taken as recognition nor acceptance that the same apply in this instance.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
The objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates will be stated in the Selection Questionnaire at the Pre-qualification stage. The 3-5 applicants achieving the highest weighted scores (resulting from application of the criteria within the pre-qualification evaluation) will be invited to tender (or up to 6 if there is a tie between the 5th and 6th ranked scores).
It is envisaged that negotiation will take place in successive stages to reduce the number of bidders, by applying the award criteria stated in the procurement documents, ideally to no more than 3, with whom we will conclude final negotiations.
The OC and CGFP reserve the right to award the contract and sponsorship agreement on the tenders without conducting negotiations.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
This includes the option to extend the contract for a further 12 months.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The estimated value of the services ranges from 1 600 000 GBP to potentially over 2 000 000 GBP.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents (see the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Instructions).
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The value provided in Section II.2.1) is only an estimate.
The following organisations are authorised and enabled to use the Services Contract with prior permission from the OC and CGF Partnerships:
— the Commonwealth Games Federation PLC,
— Commonwealth Games England,
— Commonwealth Games Associations representing the territories of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey.
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GO Reference: GO-2018117-PRO-13512774
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: