Tender for Children’s Legal Services

Tender for Children’s Legal Services

The Provider will provide legal advice and support to formal the decision making in relation to children.

United Kingdom-Redcar: Legal services

2016/S 049-081508

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Hames
TS10 1RT Redcar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642771680
E-mail: andrew.hames@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/

Electronic access to information: www.nepoportal.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.nepoportal.org

Further information can be obtained from: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar and Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Hames
TS10 1RT Redcar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642771680
E-mail: andrew.hames@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Hames
TS10 1RT Redcar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642771680
E-mail: andrew.hames@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Hames
TS10 1RT Redcar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642771680
E-mail: andrew.hames@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Children‘s 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

NUTS code UKC1

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 Provider will provide legal advice and support to formal the decision making in relation to children. This includes attending meetings. The Provider will meet the Council’s needs in respect of its responsibilities to children and young people for:
General legal advice in Public and Private Cases;
Litigation through legal proceedings in the Courts;
Training for social workers in the legal aspects of child care work.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79112000, 79140000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Provider will provide legal advice and support to formal the decision making in relation to children. This includes attending meetings. The Provider will meet the Council’s needs in respect of its responsibilities to children and young people for: General legal advice in Public and Private Cases; Litigation through legal proceedings in the Courts; Training for social workers in the legal aspects of child care work
Contract Term 3 years with the option of 2 12-month extensions.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 250 000 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

Duration in months: 36 (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:

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 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:

A7TE-CUKS8G
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 18.4.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.4.2016 – 12:00

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

11.3.2016

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.4.2016 – 12:00
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: 5 Years.

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

Tender documentation can be obtained via the NEPO portal at: www.neportal.org — Following expression of interest of the opportunity tenderers will have immediate access to the full tender pack/documents via ‘My Opportunities’. This Contract is for Social and other specific services listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for the United Kingdom and will be awarded in accordance with Chapter 3, Particular Procurement Regimes, Section 7, Social and other Specific Services. Variant submissions will be evaluated against the criteria listed within the ITT Instructions and Details of Contract. TUPE ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’ as amended by the ‘Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014’ may apply for this opportunity.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.3.2016

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