Tender for Legal Services – Scotland

Tender for Legal Services – Scotland

SEPA requirement for legal and advocacy services.

United Kingdom-Stirling: Legal services

2019/S 158-390995

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Strathallan House, Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Hilary Doody
Telephone: +44 1786457700
E-mail: hilary.doody@sepa.org.uk
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services

Reference number: R19023OJE

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Legal advice and advocacy services in respect of corporate and operational matters relating to SEPA functions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 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)

79100000
79110000
79130000
79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal advice and advocacy services in respect of corporate and operational matters relating to SEPA functions.

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

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

List and brief description of conditions:

It is a requirement of this tender that if the tenderer is UK based they must hold a valid registration with Companies House and confirm registration in the ESPD.

If the tenderer is based out with the UK they must be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade register appropriate to their country as described in Schedule 5 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 in the ESPD.

It is the requirement of this tender that tenderers are authorised to provide legal advice and services in accordance with the requirements of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

SEPA will access a Dun&Brad Street report for a tenderers organisation and use the information contained within to assist with the assessment of the tenderer’s economic and financial standing. SEPA will obtain a report for each Tenderer following the closing date for tender receipts in order to have the most up to date information.

Any additional financial information deemed necessary will be requested prior to award.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

It is the requirement of this contract 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:

— professional risk indemnity insurance: 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident and unlimited in the number of claims,

— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance: 10 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident and unlimited in the number of claims,

— public liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident and unlimited in the number of claims.

Bidders are required to meet the following financial ratios:

— acid test ratio: great than 1,

— net profit/net sales: positive figure,

— net capital employed: positive figure.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tenderers will be required to provided evidence of having the necessary capacity and capability to deliver the requirements stated in the tender documents

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Where relevant the tenderer’s legal staff must hold a current unrestricted membership of the law society. The tenderer’s representative with overall responsibility for undertaking the works and supply of the services shall be current unrestricted members of the law society.

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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: 27/09/2019
Local time: 15:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/09/2019
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=592073

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:592073)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Strathallan House, Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1786457700Internet address: http://www.sepa.org.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:

15/08/2019

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