South East Consortium Legal Services Framework

South East Consortium Legal Services Framework

To appoint suitable qualified legal services providers to provide a responsive and comprehensive legal advisory and management service. 

United Kingdom-Sittingbourne: Legal services

2018/S 007-011521

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

South East Consortium
Building 190, Kent Science Park
Sittingbourne
ME9 8NP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Louise Free
Telephone: +44 1795434464
E-mail: louise.free@southeastconsortium.org.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.delta-esourcing.com

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Sittingbourne:-Legal-services./Y572UAJ844
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.delta-esourcing.com
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

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal services framework

Reference number: SEC6730

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

To appoint suitable qualified legal services providers to provide a responsive and comprehensive legal advisory and management service. The types of legal activity required will include advice and guidance on relevant law, drafting, negotiation and review of legal documents, advice and assistance on structuring of commercial transactions, advice and assistance on funding issues, compliance with relevant government policy and guidance, construction of contracts, licences and other legal documents, legal risk management, training as required.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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:

High value non contentious work

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

High value Non-Contentious Work, including but not limited to corporate and contractual joint ventures, public and private partnerships, high value ICT contracts, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, bond issues, complex sale and leaseback funding and high value construction projects.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

High value contentious work

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

High value contentious work, including but not limited to procurement challenges, high court litigation, adjudication/arbitrations matters, H&S prosecutions, public inquiries, HSE or police investigations, fraud investigations.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Housing and Asset Management

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Housing and asset management advice including but not limited to contract advice, arbitration, mediation, injunctions, partnering advice, disrepair, insurance disputes, health and safety, environmental claims, rent arrears, ASB, possession, eviction, service and leaseholder charges including s20 advice, tenancy agreements, disputes.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Property

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Including but not limited to acquisition of land and property, joint venture transactions and LLP structures, development agreements, construction contracts, statutory agreements, planning appeals, bonds, collateral warranties, liability, property sales and disposals including leasehold advice, acquisition of land and property, development agreement, construction contracts, disposal of sites, disputes, easements, rights to buy, stair-casing, shared ownership, property sales.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Development

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Including but not limited to acquisition of land and property, joint venture transactions and LLP structures, development agreements, construction contracts, statutory agreements, planning appeals, bonds, collateral warranties, liability, property sales and disposals including leasehold advice, acquisition of land and property, development agreement, construction contracts, disposal of sites, disputes, easements, Rights to Buy, Stair-casing, Shared Ownership, property sales. This Lot will also include any property type work that may otherwise sit within Lot 4, if it is specifically related to a development scheme.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Propoerty Sales

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Including but not limited to work related to shared ownership sales and private sales/ disposals.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Corporate governance and finance

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Including but not limited to public procurement, contract law, sale of goods and services, confidentiality, regulatory law, company law, articles of association and shareholder agreements, corporate agreements, joint ventures, taxation, venture capital advice, insolvency law, business acquisitions, employment law, equal opportunities, pensions, organisational change, and outsourcing.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment Advice

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Including but not limited to advice on internal processes and procedures, internal disciplinary and grievance hearings, absence from work, compromise agreements and exit packages,employment tribunal claims, including advocacy,pensions advice, including local government pension fund and defined contribution scheme, diversity, TUPE issues.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
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)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 187-335597

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/02/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/02/2018
Local time: 12:00

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:

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.SEC frameworks may be accessed by all publicly funded organisations – access is not limited to SEC members alone.

Eligibility list:

SEC members and guest members – listed on SEC website.

Registered social landlords in England & Wales – including, but not limited to: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/527208/List_of_Registered_Providers_1_June_2016.csv/preview.

Local Authorities in England & Wales – including, but not limited to: http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/org/la-data.do?sortOrder=a&category=A.

Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) and Arm’s Length Management Organisations (ALMOs).

In addition to this.

National Health Service (NHS) bodies & NHS Trusts (as defined in the Regulation 2 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015) including all NHS authorities, trusts, councils, boards and NHS Choices. All bodies are listed here: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx.

All police forces and other emergency services, including fire and rescue services as defined in Section 1(2) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and other rescue authorities including, but not limited to:

Ohttp://www.police.uk/forces.htm and.

Ohttp://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs.php.

All educational establishments including, but not limited to, schools maintained by local authorities academies(as defined in the section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996), city technology colleges, the learning and skills council, colleges, universities and other further education establishments (including those listed here https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised/recognised-bodies.

Registered charities, as detailed at: http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/.

All other contracting authorities as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) including but not limited to, those cited by name or class in Schedule 1 to the PCR 2015, and, all other bodies who are Utilities, and who are cited by name or class in Schedule 1 to the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.

The definition of potential users is not exhaustive and covers any organisation that becomes a member of SEC in the future. Lists of full members and guest members is subject to change and will be available on the SEC website and/or is available upon request to the South East Consortium via our email procurement@southeastconsortium.org.uk.

Note this list is not exhaustive of all organisations who can utilise SEC services. Access will be granted to any publicly funded organisation.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Sittingbourne:-Legal-services./Y572UAJ844

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/Y572UAJ844

GO Reference: GO-201819-PRO-11695363.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
C2A 2LL
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
C2A 2LL
United Kingdom
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:

09/01/2018

 

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