Pension Protection Fund Legal Services Contract

Pension Protection Fund Legal Services Contract

The Board of the Pension Protection Fund wishes to establish a panel of law firms to provide comprehensive legal services to support the Board.

United Kingdom-Croydon: Legal services

2017/S 095-186797

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Board of the Pension Protection Fund
Renaissance, 12 Dingwall Road
Croydon
CR0 2NA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Services
Telephone: +44 8456002541
E-mail: commercialservices@ppf.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI22
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.pensionprotectionfund.org.uk/Pages/homepage.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: https://ppf.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Board of the Pension Protection Fund (the ‘“Board”’) wishes to establish a panel of law firms to provide comprehensive legal services to support the Board.

Potential providers must be authorised and regulated appropriately, possess suitable professional indemnity insurance cover and be able to provide the required services.

This procurement will be conducted under the Light Touch Regime. This procurement relates to legal services within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) and will be subject to limited regulation and accordingly will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of the PCR 2015.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Yes.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Legal services to the Board

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79112000
79111000
79110000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI22

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Core Services

— Pensions;

— Financial Services;

— Litigation;

— Insolvency.

The following general description is not exhaustive but serves as an illustration of the areas which we believe fall within different service specialisms.

— Pensions including contentious and non-contentious pensions issues.

— Financial Services including Regulatory services, Investment Funds and Asset Management.

— Litigation.

— Debt Recovery.

— Insolvency including Restructuring and Corporate.

— Real Estate.

— Non-financial regulatory services including, corporate governance, compliance and data protection.

— Public Law including, Freedom of Information, State Aid, Public Procurement.

— General Commercial including Employment advice and Intellectual Property.

— Taxation.

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 Panel Agreement will be for an initial Panel Period of two (2) years with the option to extend for up to two (2) further periods of twelve (12) consecutive months each.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

This procurement relates to legal services within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). Given that this proposed procurement process relates to ‘social and other specific services’ only, it will be subject to limited regulation and accordingly will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of the PCR 2015.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Assessment Period Tasks

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000
79111000
79110000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI22

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Assessment Period Tasks may consist of:

— Admissible Rules;

— Benefit Specification;

— Deeds of Removal and Appointment;

— Risk identification (including identification of potential claims);

— Equalisation Review;

— Ad-hoc advice.

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 Panel Agreement will be for an initial Panel Period of two (2) years with the option to extend for up to two (2) further periods of twelve (12) consecutive months each.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

The Board must be notified when an insolvency event occurs at a company that sponsors a pension scheme. The insolvency practitioner looking after the affairs of the company will notify us by sending a section 120 notice. The Board then works with the scheme’s trustees to obtain the necessary information to determine if the scheme is eligible to pass into the PPF or not.

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:

Potential providers must be authorised and regulated appropriately, possess suitable professional indemnity insurance cover and be able to provide the required services.

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
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 02/06/2017
Local time: 15:00
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

The Board of the Pension Protection Fund
Renaissance, 12 Dingwall Road
Croydon
CR0 2NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8456002541
E-mail: commercialservices@ppf.gsi.gov.uk
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:

15/05/2017

 

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