Provide Legal Advice Services for Legal Aid Agency

Provide Legal Advice Services for Legal Aid Agency

Welfare Benefits Services in England and Wales from 1.11.2016.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2016/S 102-181537

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Legal Aid Agency
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/welfare-benefits-tender-2016
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Welfare Benefits Services in England and Wales from 1.11.2016.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA), on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (‘LASPO’) and associated legislation. The LAA is inviting Applicant Organisations to submit a tender to deliver publicly funded legal advice services in relation to the Welfare Benefits category of law to commence on 1.11.2016 in the following Procurement Areas on:

— the North and/or;

— The South West & Wales.

This procurement process is a single stage process. The LAA requested expressions of interest between 24 March and 14.4.2016 from organisations interested in providing Welfare Benefits Services in these Procurement Areas. Tenders will only be accepted from Applicant Organisations that submitted an expression of interest.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 116 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England & Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA), on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, is responsible for commissioning and administering legal aid services (publicly funded advice and representation) across England and Wales in accordance with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (‘LASPO’) and associated legislation. The LAA is inviting Applicant Organisations to submit a tender to deliver publicly funded legal advice services in relation to the Welfare Benefits category of law to commence on 1.11.2016 in the following Procurement Areas on:-

— the North and/or;

— The South West & Wales.

This procurement process is a single stage process. The LAA requested expressions of interest between 24 March and 14.4.2016 from organisations interested in providing Welfare Benefits Services in these Procurement Areas. Tenders will only be accepted from Applicant Organisations that submitted an expression of interest.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality requirements / Weighting: 0
Cost criterion – Name: N/A / Weighting: 0

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 116 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/11/2016
End: 31/03/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract period will be for a period of 17 months with the option to extend for up to a further 1 year.

There is no limit to the number of Contracts that can be awarded through this tender process. The procurement process is designed to evaluate an organisations suitability to enter into a contract with the LAA and all Tenders deemed suitable following this procurement process will be awarded.

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 Tender requirements are pass/fail. There are no weighted 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

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

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: 10/06/2016
Local time: 12:00
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, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/06/2016
Local time: 14:00

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
London
UNITED KINGDOM
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:

25/05/2016

 

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