Provide Legal Services to University of Exeter

Provide Legal Services to University of Exeter

The University wishes to appoint a panel of legal services providers to provide expert legal advice (‘Panel firms’) in 4 Lots.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Legal services

2016/S 183-328553

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Exeter
Procurement Services,, Northcote House, The Queen’s Drive
Exeter
EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/university of exeter
Telephone: +44 1392661000
E-mail: procurement@exeter.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.exeter.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofexeter

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofexeter
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofexeter
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Services.

Reference number: UOE/2016/038

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU Article 74 for Legal Services.

The University wishes to appoint a panel of legal services providers to provide expert legal advice (‘Panel firms’) in 4 Lots.

Lot 1: Property and Estates

Lot 2: Employment and Higher Education

Lot 3: Commercial/Contractual and Intellectual Property

Lot 4: Patent Services

For Lots 1-3, the University intends to appoint two Panel firms to whom work will be allocated at the discretion of Legal Services; for Lot 4, the intention is to appoint four Panel firms, again, to whom work will be allocated at Legal Services’ discretion. For higher value work the University may seek quotations from all firms on the panel for a particular ‘Lot’ to ensure best value. It is possible for a Panel firm to be appointed to more than one Lot.

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:

Property and Estates

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West (England).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Panel firms would (where necessary) be expected to familiarise themselves with the University’s property portfolio and advise on areas such as (but not limited to):

—Estate management, —TVG Issues, —Sales and purchases, —Property related disputes and claims, —Landlord and tenant, —Operational student residences issues, —Construction contracts, appointments and warranties, —Construction procurement, —Construction insolvency and disputes, —Infrastructure, —Planning matters, —Easements and wayleaves, —Funding, mortgages and security, —Procurement, —Insolvency, —State Aid, —Health & Safety, —Projects.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment and Higher Eduction

Lot No: Lot 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West (England).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Areas to be covered by this lot include but are not limited to:

—Tribunal work

—Grievance and disciplinary

—TUPE

—Pay disputes

—Other employment issues

—Discrimination (employment related)

—Discrimination (student related)

—Research Misconduct

—Student complaints/disciplinary

—Fitness to Practise

—Charity law inc Trusts

—Regulatory issues (e.g. statutes)

—Defending student claims

—Course related issues

—International student issues

—Work placement/experience activity

—Open Access

—Education collaborative provision

—Health & Safety

—Pensions

—Financial

—Debt recovery

—OFT and DS Regs in relation to student accommodation

—CRA/CMA

—Immigration.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Commercial/Contractual and Intellectual Property

Lot No: Lot 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West (England).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Areas to be covered by this lot include but are not limited to:

—Joint ventures

—Spin-out company formation and management

—IP protection, management and policy

—IP licensing/assignment

—Student IP

—Partnerships

—Research related contracts

—Clinical Trials

—International contracts

—IT systems contracts

—General commercial contracts

—Projects

—Procurement (inc IT systems)

—Education collaborative provision

—Insolvency

—CRA/CMA

—State Aid.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Patent Services

Lot No: Lot 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

South West (England).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

If successful, the Panel firms would be expected to familiarize themselves with the University IP Policy and University Research and Impact Strategy. Bidders should include in their tenders details of how this would be undertaken, including any proposed charges for this process. Areas to be covered by this lot include but are not limited to:

—Filing and prosecution of applications for patent protection in the UK and abroad

—Freedom to operate searches and advice

—Advice related to management and enforcement of patents in the UK and abroad.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Procedure involving negotiations
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 21/10/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contract/framework value is an estimate and within the range of £1,000,000 and £4,000,000 which is cumulative over the 4 lots. The legal and patents budget per year being c. £250,000 but with the potential scope for larger projects.

This is a notice for social and specific services in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council Article 74.

As this is a tender under the Light Touch Regime, the procurement is not being run in line with a standard procurement route. The procurement will involve shortlisted bidders to attend a presentation stage at the University’s Exeter Streatham Campus.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=219425702

GO Reference: GO-2016920-PRO-8818968.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Exeter
Procurement Services, Finance Services, Northcote House, The Queen’s Drive
Exeter
EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392661000
E-mail: procurement@exeter.ac.ukInternet address:http://www.exeter.ac.uk/finance/procurement/
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:

20/09/2016

 

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