Translink Legal Framework Stream 3 – Corporate and Strategic Services

Translink Legal Framework Stream 3 – Corporate and Strategic Services

This contract notice relates to Stream 3 – Corporate and Strategic Services. Additional contract notices are also being published for other areas of law.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Legal services

2014/S 233-411282

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Translink
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Shehzaad Mohammed
BT3 9BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7818080604
E-mail: shehzaad.mohammed@translink.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Translink Legal Framework Stream 3 – Corporate and Strategic 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: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Translink wishes to appoint legal service provider(s) (‘Contractors’) to provide advice in relation to several areas of law with effect from 1.3.2015.
This contract notice relates to Stream 3 – Corporate and Strategic Services. Additional contract notices are also being published for other areas of law. These are also available on eSourcingNI.
Further details of each specification is available within the documents.
This notice is for a Part B service and Translink does not intend to apply the full regulations to this procurement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79110000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract(s) shall take effect on 1.3.2015 or another similar date to be notified and shall run for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend the contract for a further 2 years. In exceptional circumstances, for important business reasons, the contract may be further extended for 1 more year.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Major Projects and Investment

1)Short description:

This will include project and risk management services on substantial and high profile projects where Translink is involved such as Belfast Rapid Transit and Belfast Transport Hub.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Lot No: 2Lot title: EU law and policy

1)Short description:

These legal services will cover Translink’s involvement and compliance with all relevant EU Directives, Regulations and important policy impacts. Also covered will be structural advice and related services to embed new public service arrangements and maintain network independence.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Lot No: 3Lot title: Corporate Finance law

1)Short description:

This will cover all corporate law services which are required for a large multi-site corporate Group containing seven private limited companies. Tied to this is a range of financial legal services connected to funding advice, going concern assessments, loan agreements, shareholding matters, and derivative instruments such as fuel hedges.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Lot No: 4Lot title: Pensions

1)Short description:

Translink will require detailed advice on its pension scheme risks and obligations from time to time — as these evolve with the times.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Lot No: 5Lot title: Administrative law and governance for public corporations

1)Short description:

Legal services will be required in the field of public and administrative law, especially as they apply to a public corporation and arms length body sponsored by the Department for Regional Development. Advice on Translink’s MSFM, Accounting Officer duties, and our public-sector dimension will be germane to this lot.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/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:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

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

Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.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: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.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: 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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

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 entity:

The Translink Group file reference 007/0161/14
Bravo project reference 19357

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

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

9.1.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: The Translink Group may make a call for competition at the end of the fixed contract period or after option(s) have been taken up; the Translink Group reserve the right to make a call for competition at any point deemed appropriate by the Translink Group and may make no call for competition should the requirement no longer be classified by the Translink Group as recurring.

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:

Let’s work together:

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TranslinkB2B for opportunites worth GBP 30 000 or more.

Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

Participate in tenders at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

1. Browse to the eSourcing portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Click the ‘Click here to register’ link;
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’;
4. Enter your correct business and user details;
5. Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
6. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);
7. Login to the portal with the username/password;
8. Click the ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’ link (these are PQQs open to any registered supplier);
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content;
10. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the ‘My PQQs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page;
12. You can now Reply or Reject (please give a reason if rejecting);
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ.
If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8:00 am – 18:00 pm) on:

— Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk,

— Phone: UK +44 8003684850 Phone (outside UK): +44 2033496601
Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
The Translink Group provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4 000 employees and a turnover in excess of GBP 168 000 000. Over 81 000 000 passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.
This is a nonmandatory notice (Part B service) which is being placed for advertising purposes only.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please see section VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Applicable

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Translink Group 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.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

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

Please see section VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.11.2014

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