Post Office Framework Agreement for Legal Services in the UK

Post Office Framework Agreement for Legal Services in the UK

Strategic work across all of Post Office practice areas and across all UK jurisdictions.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2018/S 192-434353

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Post Office Limited
Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury St
London
EC2Y 9AQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jacky Steffert
Telephone: +44 8456112970
E-mail: jacky.steffert@postoffice.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.postoffice.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://postoffice.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://postoffice.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://postoffice.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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: https://postoffice.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework Agreement for Legal Services in the UK

Reference number: Project _ 370

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Framework Agreement for legal services in the UK.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 39 000 000.00 GBP

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:

1 and 2.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Strategic.

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Strategic work across all of Post Office practice areas and across all UK jurisdictions. This work is likely to be highly complex and or high value and or strategic work, including by way of example strategic corporate work.

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

Value excluding VAT: 24 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 options to extend, each of 12 months.

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

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the procurement documentation.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

General Legal Work

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

General legal work across all of Post Office’s practice areas and across all UK jurisdictions, including some volume work.

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

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 options to extend, each of a duration of 12 months.

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

Maximum number: 9
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the procurement documentation.

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

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:

Please refer to procurement documentation.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

UK Jurisdiction

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to procurement documentation.

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)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 7
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Due to the complex strategic requirements of the business, we require a long term collaborative partnership arrangement with our legal panel to ensure we receive maximum value for money and competitive value for the services. The business has long term strategic aims and projects that require continuity of service and the development of long term relationships.

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: 05/11/2018
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 27/11/2018

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

Tender must be valid until: 04/05/2019
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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Please refer to procurement documentation.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Post Office Ltd
Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street
London
EC2Y 9AQ
United KingdomInternet address: www.postoffice.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Post Office Ltd
Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street
London
EC2Y 9AQ
United KingdomInternet address: www.postoffice.co.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Post Office will provide a notification of intent to award which will allow bidders a 10 day period to raise any enquiry.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Post Office Limited
Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street
London
EC2Y 9AQ
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/10/2018

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