Supply of Legal Services Birmingham

The Catapult is undertaking a tender exercise to appoint a suitably capable and experienced provider of legal services.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Legal services

2016/S 054-090654

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Energy Systems Catapult
6220 Bishops Court, Birmingham Business Park
Contact point(s): procurement@es.catapult.org.uk
B37 7YB Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@es.catapult.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://es.catapult.org.uk

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

Other: company limited by guarantee

I.3)Main activity

Other: innovation centre

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

The Supply of Legal Services.

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: Birmingham.

NUTS code UKG31

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Catapult is undertaking a tender exercise to appoint a suitably capable and experienced provider of legal services. The Catapult will appoint 1 provider to provide the ‘full service’ of legal expertise.
Relevant Expertise
Previous experience with both publicly funded and private companies is essential.
Previous experience with clients in the energy sector is essential.
Previous experience with organisations with a multiple funding sources is desirable.
Previous experience with organisations in the energy sector is desirable.
Specialist Requirements — Full Service General Advice.
Bidders must be able to provide advice on the following, and it is anticipated that advice on these matters will be required from time to time:
— Advertising, sponsorship and marketing;
— Banking and finance;
— Branding and trademarks;
— Commercial agreements;
— Commercial dispute resolution;
— Competition compliance;
— Competition, EU and regulatory;
— Competition investigations;
— Complaints and actions for damages;
— Construction and engineering;
— Consumer law;
— Corporate;
— Data protection;
— Employment law;
— Energy Law and Energy Markets;
— Health and safety;
— Insurance and reinsurance;
— Intellectual property;
— Litigation and dispute management;
— Patents;
— Pensions law;
— Procurement (including Public Procurement Regulations);
— Project finance;
— Real estate;
— State Aid and EU funding;
— Tax;
— VAT.
Specialist Requirements — Commercial and Intellectual Property
In particular, the Catapult is looking for Bidders with the following specific expertise as it is anticipated that advice on these matters will be required more frequently:
— Drafting and review of agreements which may include multiple stakeholders;
— Advice on Intellectual Property including dissemination, exploitation, retention and sharing arrangements;
— Advice on contentious commercial matters.
Specialist Requirements — Public Procurement, Competition and State Aid
In particular, the Catapult is looking for Bidders with the following specific expertise as it is anticipated that advice on these matters will be required more frequently:
— All aspects of the procurement life-cycle;
— Procurements that are subject to OJEU and those that are not;
— State Aid advice including block exemptions, de minimis and assessments;
— Responding to procurement challenges.
Ability to attend meetings on site at the Catapult’s offices in central Birmingham within 30 minutes’ notice, should the need arise, is a mandatory requirement.

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): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for a period of 2 years with 2 options to extend, each for 1 year.

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: 24 (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:

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

As detailed in the ITT.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the ITT.
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: As detailed in the ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT.
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 Services.

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

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
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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.4.2016 – 13:00
Payable documents: no

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

14.4.2016 – 13:00
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: 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

To express interest and request a copy of the ITT, please email procurement@es.catapult.org.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Energy Systems Catapult
E-mail: procurement@es.catapult.org.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.3.2016

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