Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services in England and Wales

Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services in England and Wales

The Legal Aid Agency is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2017/S 181-370809

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Legal Aid Agency (Ministry of Justice)
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-2018-contracts-tender
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Other activity: provision of publicly funded legal advice services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from 1.9.2018.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the following Categories of Law:

— Family;

— Housing, Debt and Welfare Benefits;

— Immigration and Asylum (including work at Immigration Removal Centres (‘IRCs’));

— Mental Health;

— Community Care;

— Claims Against Public Authorities (formerly known as ‘Actions Against the Police etc’);

— Clinical Negligence;

— Public Law;

— Family Mediation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 999 000 000.00 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:

Family

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:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Family; Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 999 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing Debt and Welfare Benefits

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:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Housing Debt and Welfare Benefits Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Immigration and Asylum (including work at IRCs)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Immigration and Asylum (including work at IRCs) Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Mental Health

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Mental Health Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Community Care

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Community Care Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Claims Against Public Authorities (formerly known as ‘Actions Against the Police etc’)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Claims Against Public Authorities (formerly known as ‘Actions Against the Police etc’) Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Clinical Negligence

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Clinical Negligence Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Law

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Public Law Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Family Mediation

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1 September 2018 under a 2018 Standard Civil Contract (‘Face to Face Contract’ or ‘Contract’): Family Mediation Category of Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion – Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/09/2018
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Face to Face Contract will start on 1.9.2018 (the ‘Contract Start Date’) and will run for three years i.e. until 31.8.2021 (subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the LAA’s right to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. until 31.8.2023).

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

Specific criteria can be found with the Information for Applicants criteria.

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

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

Open 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: 10/11/2017
Local time: 17:00
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

Date: 10/11/2017
Local time: 17:01

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

Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1EU
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/09/2017

 

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