Provide Legal Services to Liverpool John Moores University

Provide Legal Services to Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU is seeking to appoint a maximum of 3 suppliers to a framework agreement, comprising one single lot for advice on the areas listed below.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal advisory services

2015/S 137-252880

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Liverpool John Moores University
Finance, Kingsway House, Hatton Garden
For the attention of: Mr Shaun McDonald, Procurement Officer
L3 2AJ Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1519046495
E-mail: s.p.mcdonald@ljmu.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ljmu.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

LJMU 15/11 Legal Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Liverpool John Moores University.

NUTS code UKD52

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

LJMU is seeking to appoint a maximum of 3 suppliers to a framework agreement, comprising one single lot for advice on the areas listed below. LJMU’s requirements for legal support cover a wide range of areas. The list below, which is not exhaustive or in priority order, indicates the main areas where legal support is most likely to be needed Academic Litigation/Judicial Review; Litigation; Property and Planning Matters; Construction Matters; Corporate Finance Matters; Company and Commercial Activities; Employment Law; Competition law; Procurement advice; Immigration Law advice; FOI and DPA advice; Charities Law; Support for the University at External Hearings, Appeals, Tribunals; Intellectual Property and IT Matters; General Advice;
European Law (including European Funding); UK Contracting / Collaboration / Franchising; International Contracting / Collaboration / Franchising; Corporate Governance.
Firms should have a detailed knowledge and expertise in the law relating to Higher Education. They must have a sufficient range of expertise to support their bid with robust arrangements for back-up.
LJMU will need to be assured that the firms has clear procedures for directing workload, and in particular a named Client Partner who will act as LJMU’s main contact and who will be responsible for the firm’s general provision of services to the University.
The chosen firms will be instructed on a case by case basis, after applying the appropriate competitive methodology as detailed in the tender documentation
LJMU will refer all matters to its solicitors through its Director of Legal and Governance Services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79111000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.11.2015. Completion 31.10.2019

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Provision of Legal Services

1)Short description

LJMU’s requirements for legal support cover a wide range of areas, the below, which is not exhaustive or in priority order, indicates the main areas where legal support is most likely to be needed:
— Academic Litigation / Judicial Review,
— Litigation,
— Property and Planning Matters,
— Construction Matters,
— Corporate Finance Matters,
— Company and Commercial Activities,
— Employment Law,
— Competition law,
— Procurement advice,
— Immigration Law advice,
— FOI and DPA advice,
— Charities Law,
— Support for the University at External Hearings, Appeals, Tribunals,
— Intellectual Property and IT Matters,
— General Advice,
— European Law (including European Funding),
— UK Contracting / Collaboration / Franchising,
— International Contracting / Collaboration / Franchising,
— Corporate Governance.
LJMU will refer all matters to its solicitors through its Director of Legal and Governance Services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79110000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.11.2015. Completion 31.10.2019
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of PCR 2015 Regulations.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Registration and/or licence with the appropriate professional register in the EU member state where the firm is established.

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selection Criteria are detailed in the PQQ documentation, in accordance with the requirements of the PCR 2015 Regulations,
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Experience of personnel. Weighting 40

2. Scope and approach to the provision of legal services. Weighting 30

3. Cost effectiveness. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

LJMU 15/11 Legal Services

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.8.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.8.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

25.8.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years — 2019.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

All requests for PQQ documentation must be requested by 12:00 Friday 7.8.2015 — email only from s.p.mcdonald@ljmu.ac.uk. Completed PQQ submissions must be received by 12:00 noon Friday 14.8.2015.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.7.2015

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