Provide Legal Services to Three Rivers District Council

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

2015/S 087-157419

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1923278370
E-mail: howard.hughes@watford.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Legal Services – South Oxhey Initiative.

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

Services
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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Legal services. The appointment of solicitors to assist Three Rivers District Council to achieve its obligations under a Development Agreement for its South Oxhey Initiative project. 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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

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: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Three Rivers District Council is inviting proposals from suitably qualified and experienced solicitors to advise the Council on compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant matters on its South Oxhey Initiative regeneration project.
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

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Starting 22.9.2015. Completion 28.2.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per the Brief.

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

As per the Brief.

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

As per the Brief.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per the Brief.
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: 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(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.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(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.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: Professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the Legal Services.

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

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

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: 2.6.2015 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

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

3.6.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

in days: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 3.6.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Rickmansworth.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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 helpdesk@delta-esourcing.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:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Rickmansworth:-Legal-services./NF72T966B6

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/NF72T966B6

GO Reference: GO-201551-PRO-6565638.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House, Northway
WD3 1RL Rickmansworth
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: howard.hughes@watford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1923278370
Internet address: www.threerivers.gov.uk

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:

1.5.2015

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