Schools and Academies Legal Advice Services Framework Yorkshire

Schools and Academies Legal Advice Services  Framework Yorkshire

YPO are looking to procure a single provider framework which will allow school and academy customers access to legal advice and services relevant to the sector.

United Kingdom-Wakefield: Legal services

2016/S 136-246203

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

YPO
41 Industrial Park
Contact point(s): Contracts Team
For the attention of: Melissa Bell
WF2 0XE Wakefield
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924834965
E-mail: contracts@ypo.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ypo.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm

Electronic access to information: https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm

Further information can be obtained from: https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
United Kingdom

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
United Kingdom

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm
United Kingdom

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

http://www.ypo.co.uk/customers/ojeu-permissible-users.aspx
http://www.ypo.co.uk/customers/ojeu-permissible-users.aspx
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

YPO — 000725 Schools and Academies Legal Advice Services.

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 UK

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

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

YPO are looking to procure a single provider framework which will allow school and academy customers access to legal advice and services relevant to the sector. This will include the conversion of a school into an academy, everyday legal advice and support through the means of a hotline service and more complex or project work. The Framework agreement will cover the period from 16.9.2016 to 15.9.2018 with 2 options to extend for an additional 12 months.

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): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

YPO are looking to procure a single provider framework which will allow school and academy customers access to legal advice and services relevant to the sector. This will include the conversion of a school into an academy, everyday legal advice and support through the means of a hotline service and more complex or project work. The Framework agreement will cover the period from 16.9.2016 to 15.9.2018 with 2 options to extend for an additional 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

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: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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

Starting 16.9.2016. Completion 15.9.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Providers to YPO must be in a sound financial position. YPO will carry out financial checks on potential providers as detailed within the Selection Criteria area of the tender. A parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required if considered appropriate in the form of a guarantee or a performance bond.

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

All sums due to be in cleared funds by 30 days following the date of an undisputed invoice.
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

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: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the Court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the Court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicator in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3 (1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Tender Documentation/Online Tender located on our E-Procurement system. The web address can be found under ‘Electronic access to information’ in this notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Tender Documentation/Online Tender located on our E-Procurement system. The web address can be found under ‘Electronic access to information’ in this notice.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Tender Documentation/Online Tender located on our E-Procurement system. The web address can be found under ‘Electronic access to information’ in this notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Tender Documentation/Online Tender located on our E-Procurement system. The web address can be found under ‘Electronic access to information’ in this notice.
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: no

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: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

1. Quality. Weighting 60

2. Cost. Weighting 40

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:

000725
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

11.8.2016 – 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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3,5 years from commencement date.

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

http://www.ypo.co.uk/customers/ojeu-permissible-users.aspx Tender Submissions must be Submitted Electronically via YPO’s E-Tendering System:https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm Submission by Any Other Means will not be Accepted. For more information please email the contacts stated above. To see the documentation, please go online to:https://tendering.ypo.co.uk/procontract/ypo/supplier.nsf/frm_supplier_registration_wizard_introduction?openform and ‘Register as a Supplier’. 1. Click on the appropriate tender under ‘Latest Opportunities’; 2. Click the ‘Register Interest’ button which is located under the ‘Main Contract Detail’; 3. Click on ‘OK’; 4. Return back to the home page and select the ‘My Opportunities’ link, located on the right hand side of your home page; 5. Select the link to the tender; 6. Select ‘View Stage Detail’ and download the documents. For ‘Online Question’ tenders, use the response wizard to start answering questions online. Any questions in relation to the contractual terms and conditions Must be Raised During the Clarification Question Period. The bidder must state the clause they wish to amend, alter or delete and provide suggested wording for the amendment. YPO do not bind themselves to accept any suggested amendments, alterations or deletions but will consider the same and notify all prospective bidders as to whether or not these are accepted before the tender submission date. YPO will not accept any changes to the terms and conditions outside of this period.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: YPO will incorporate a standstill period at the point of notification of the award of the contract is provided to all bidders. The standstill period will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, and provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.7.2016

 

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