Provide Legal Services to Three Rivers District Council
The appointment of solicitors to assist Three Rivers District Council to achieve its obligations under a Development Agreement for its South Oxhey Initiative project.
United Kingdom-Rickmansworth: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House, Northway
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Manager
For the attention of: Howard Hughes
WD3 1RL Rickmansworth
Telephone: +44 1923278370
General address of the contracting authority: www.threerivers.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.threerivers.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 21: Legal services
NUTS code UKH23
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The South Oxhey Initiative will replace the current struggling 1950’s shopping parade and flats above with a new district centre offering high quality housing and a significantly improved retail offer, including a substantial new food store.
A developer partner will be selected in May and the Council, has agreed to be responsible for ensuring that third party interests are acquired either by negotiation or using compulsory purchase powers, such that vacant possession can be delivered in line with the developer’s programme
It is therefore essential that the appointed firm has relevant and recent experience of providing advice to local authorities on compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant matters on similar schemes – that is to say, in the order of 120 000 000 GBP with a mixture of residential and multiple commercial interests.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: As per the Brief.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
As per the ITT.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
As per the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the ITT.
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
As per the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the ITT.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the Legal Services.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 3.6.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Bids for this opportunity must be submitted, including a completed PQQ questionnaire, via the portal. The portal also includes further information about the project. Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
The information and documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta You must register on this site to respond, registration is free, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: NF72T966B6
Please ensure that you allow sufficient time when responding to this invitation prior to the closing date and time shown on the portal as you have been asked to upload documents. Late submissions will not be accepted.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on 0845 270 7050 or email email@example.com
It is essential that the appointed firm has relevant and recent experience of providing advice to local authorities on compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant matters on similar schemes – that is to say, in the order of 120 000 000 GBP GDV with a mixture of residential and multiple commercial interests.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
GO Reference: GO-201551-PRO-6565638.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: