Sport England Legal Panel Framework

Sport England Legal Panel Framework

The nature of the work in this framework is such that it will require external legal advisors to provide advice to the Participating Bodies mainly (but not limited to) in relation to the areas set out in the requirements below. Administrative and Public Law, Bidding and Staging Major Events (International).
United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2016/S 157-285551

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sport England
21 Bloomsbury Street
For the attention of: Stevens Joe
WC1B 3HF London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072731924
E-mail: Joe.Stevens@sportengland.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sportengland.org

Electronic access to information: www.sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health
Recreation, culture and religion

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

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

Sport and Recreation Alliance
Burwood House, 4th Floor, 14 Caxton Street
SW1H 0QT London

Sport Northern Ireland
2a Upper Malone Road
BT9 5LA Belfast

Sport Wales
Sophia Gardens
CF11 9SW Cardiff

UK Sport
21 Bloomsbury Street
WC1B 3HF London

Please see MoI. List of Participating Bodies on the Sport England eSourcing Portal (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/) in document ‘MoI — List of Contracting Bodies’

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

SE678 Legal Panel Framework.

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

Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

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

The Collaborators (Sport England, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Wales and UK Sport) are re-tendering the Legal Panel Framework for the supply of legal services on behalf of the Participating Bodies. A list of Participating Bodies can be found on the Sport England eSourcing Portal: (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/) in document ‘MoI — List of Contracting Bodies’.

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:

The Collaborators, on behalf of the Participating Bodies, are tendering for the supply of a Legal Panel Framework. The Collaborators invite expressions of interest from suitably experienced bidders in tendering for a framework agreement for the following 2 lots:
Lot 1 — General England and Wales;
Lot 2 — General Northern Ireland only.
The nature of the work in this framework is such that it will require external legal advisors to provide advice to the Participating Bodies mainly (but not limited to) in relation to the areas set out in the requirements below.
Administrative and Public Law,
Bidding and Staging Major Events (International),
Charity and Trust Law (including CASC registration),
Child Protection/Vulnerable Groups,
Contract/Grant Agreements,
Corporate Law/Governance/Constitutional Affairs,
Commercial,
Data Protection/Privacy,
Employment Law,
Equality and Disability Law,
EU Sports Policy/Law (Competition Law),
Insolvency Law,
Intellectual Property Law,
Immigration Law,
Litigation/Dispute Resolution,
New Media/IT/Broadcasting,
Property, Planning and Construction Law,
Publishing/Media Law,
Regulation / Disciplinary (incl. anti-doping, anti-corruption, integrity, etc.).

A list of Participating Bodies can be found on the Sport England eSourcing Portal (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/) in document ‘MoI — List of Contracting Bodies’.

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

Details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents.

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

The Collaborators reserve the right to require a consortium to assume a specific legal form if awarded the contract, to the extent that a specific legal form is deemed by Collaborators as being necessary for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the Tender documentation for further details via the Sport England eSourcing Portal (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/).

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: Suppliers Instructions: How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure); 2. Express an Interest in the Tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box; 3. Responding to the Tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the PQQ documentation for further details via the Sport England eSourcing Portal: (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the PQQ documentation for further details via the Sport England eSourcing Portal: (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please refer to the PQQ documentation for further details via the Sport England eSourcing Portal: (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to the PQQ documentation for further details via the Sport England eSourcing Portal: (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/).

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: Legal Profession.

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 10

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to the PQQ documentation for further details via the Sport England eSourcing Portal: (https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/).

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 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:

SE678
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

12.9.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

26.9.2016

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: 24.10.2016

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 intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Sport England
21 Bloomsbury Street
WC1B 3HF London
E-mail: joe.stevens@sportengland.org
Telephone: +44 2072731924

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Sport England
21 Bloomsbury Street
WC1B 3HF London
E-mail: joe.stevens@sportengland.org
Telephone: +44 2072731924

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Collaborators will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Sport England
21 Bloomsbury Street
WC1B 3HF London
E-mail: joe.stevens@sportengland.org
Telephone: +44 2072731924

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.8.2016

 

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