Provide Legal Support Services to Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Provide Legal Support Services to Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was established by the Department of Communities and Local Government in April 2015 to drive delivery of a new Garden City in Ebbsfleet, North Kent.

United Kingdom-Gravesend: Legal services

2017/S 012-017745

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
North Kent Police Station, Thames Way
Gravesend
DA11 8BD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Janet Davies
E-mail: procurement@ebbsfleetdc.org.uk
NUTS code: UKJ42
Internet address(es):Main address: www.ebbsfleetdc.org.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:www.ebbsfleetdc.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Support Services – Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Reference number: 2017 001

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) was established by the Department of Communities and Local Government in April 2015 to drive delivery of a new Garden City in Ebbsfleet, North Kent. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that through the Government’s Spending Review up to 270 000 000 GBP would be made available for investment in the Garden City. The EDC has agreed a Core Infrastructure Programme to drive delivery of a series of housing, utilities, commercial and transportation projects. The EDC holds development management powers within its area and will determine a range of major schemes. Legal advice is required with the delivery of these planning powers and the development and delivery of projects, a number of which will require complex land assembly. An NCIP is envisaged in the area. Bespoke legal advice will be required in many instances. In particular early advice on scoping schemes and identifying areas of risk, options for delivery and legal structures will be required.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The EDC is content to either award both lots to the same operator or to 2 separate operators.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Legal Support Service — Projects

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ42
Main site or place of performance:

EDC are based at North Kent Police Station, Thames Way, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8BD. The bulk of meetings will be held here.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The EDC is seeking a ‘One Stop Shop’ approach from a substantial team able to draw from a broad range of in house specialists across the various fields listed below. Consortia approaches will not be considered. Legal advice will include — but is not limited to — advice on the following:

— Acquisition and disposal of land;

— Lease of property;

— Utilities;

— Transportation and highways;

— Memoranda of Understanding with utilities, landowners and residual bodies;

— Design Team / consultant appointments;

— Procurement, including complex procurement;

— State aid;

— Advice on estate management issues;

— Loan agreements and joint ventures;

— Compulsory Purchase Orders;

— Planning and NCIP Advice;

— Construction contracts, CPD and HSE.

Other legal matters relating to the EDC’s project development and delivery activities, including day to day advice to be provided within 24 hours.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 05/04/2017
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Lot 1 of the contract is set to run for the full extent of the current EDC time-scale and expire on 31.3.2021. If DCLG decide to extend the time-scale of the EDC’s operation then consideration will be given to extending the legal support contract to match this. Lot 2 is set to run for 2 years. This Lot will then be re-tendered.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5

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 Standard Selection Questionnaire is available on request via the above email address from Monday 16.1.2017, or upon the publication of this Notice, whichever is the later. The completed SQQ must be returned by noon 30.1.2017. ITTs will be issued on 10.2.2017, to be returned by noon on 13.3.2017. The timetable may vary.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Legal Support — Planning

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ42
Main site or place of performance:

The EDC are based at North Kent Police Station, Thames Way, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8BD.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The EDC is seeking to award a contract for 24 months for the provision of specialist legal advice relating to the EDC’s Planning function. This will include — but is not limited to — advice on the following:

— Section 106 Agreements — providing advice, drafting, attending negotiation meetings with developers, advising and drafting on Deeds of Variation and other forms of legal agreements.

— Advise on NSIP applications including process and procedures and their implementation.

— Land transfers / acquisitions.

— Judicial Review.

— Environmental Impact Regulations and assessment.

— EU Habitats Directives and their implementation.

— Planning procedures / conditions / enforcement of gypsy and traveller sites (including prosecutions, PACE and Proceeds of Crime Regulations).

— 5 year land supply and sustainable development proposals contrary to policy.

— Appeals.

— Community Infrastructure Levy matters.

— National legislation / guidance / policy.

— Local Policy and affordable housing.

— Other legal matters relating to the EDC’s planning activities, including day to day advice to be provided within 24 hours.

— For the avoidance of doubt the advisor will not be required to provide legal advice in support of the EDC Planning Committee except in exceptional circumstances; a provider has already been procured for this through a separate tender exercise.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR

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

Start: 05/04/2017
End: 29/03/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5

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

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Legal firms seeking to tender must be able to show a significant track record of dealing with complex projects from inception through to delivery and closure. This should be highlighted via the submission of case studies. The EDC is seeking a ‘One Stop Shop’ approach from a substantial legal firm able to draw from a broad range of in house specialists across various fields. Consortia approaches will not be considered.

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

Restricted 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: 30/01/2017
Local time: 13:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 10/02/2017

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

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

High Court of England and Wales, The Royal Courts of Justice, London, United Kingdom
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:

13/01/2017

 

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