Temporary Legal Staff Recruitment Services – Scottish Government

Temporary Legal Staff Recruitment Services – Scottish Government

Temporary legal staff in order to fill temporary gaps in staffing and/or in response to unforeseen business requirements.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2019/S 148-364745

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
7th Floor, 4 Atlantic Quay, c/o 5 Atlantic Quay
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312446007
E-mail: alison.gardiner@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Law Commission
140 Causewayside
Edinburgh
EH9 1PR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316682131
E-mail: info@scotlawcom.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM

I.1)Name and addresses

The Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
E-mail: scottish.ministers@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework for the Provision of Temporary Legal Staff Recruitment Services

Reference number: Case 477857

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a framework contract with an external service provider(s) for the provision of temporary legal staff in order to fill temporary gaps in staffing and/or in response to unforeseen business requirements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000
79600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh or Glasgow.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a framework contract with (an) external service provider(s) for the provision of temporary legal staff in order to fill temporary gaps in staffing and/or in response to unforeseen business requirements.

The contracting authority/authorities for this framework is/are:

— Scottish Ministers,

— Office of the Advocate General,

— Scottish Law Commission.

Permanent recruitment, fixed term appointments and secondments are out with the scope of this framework. Consultancy is also out of scope.

The framework agreement will be for an initial period of 3 years from 1.11.2019 to 31.10.2022, with the potential to extend for a further 12 months from 1.11.2022 to 31.10.2023.

Contractors must be capable of supplying suitably qualified temporary/interim workers that have been through the relevant disclosure/security processes. The contractor must be able to provide consistent levels of service for varied assignment types and terms as required on a cost effective and best value basis. The contractor must provide comprehensive management information at all stages throughout the process to the authority and to all participating framework public bodies on request.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

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: 01/11/2019
End: 31/10/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework term can be extended by up to 12 months, i.e. to 31.10.2023.

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders must demonstrate a current ratio equal to or greater than 1.

The ratio will be calculated as follows: total current assets/total current liabilities.

Bidders should provide copies of their most recent 2 financial year’s audited accounts.

It is a requirement that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

— employer’s (compulsory) insurance: 5 000 000 GBP,

— public liability insurance: 1 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

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

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

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/a

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: 13/09/2019
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Glasgow.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Alison Gardiner, Lead Buyer.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 14177

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:592866)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
7th Floor, 4 Atlantic Quay, c/o 5 Atlantic Quay
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412446007Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
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:

31/07/2019

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