Wolverhampton City Council Legal Services Framework

Wolverhampton City Council Legal Services Framework

The Council requires a range of legal services to supplement its LEXCEL accredited internal Legal Team in the delivery of support and advice to its service teams.

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Legal services

2015/S 142-262143

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
For the attention of: Mr Andy Moran
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902554132
E-mail: andy.moran@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.wolverhamptontenders.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.wolverhamptontenders.com

Further information can be obtained from: Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
For the attention of: Mr Andy Moran
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902554132
E-mail: andy.moran@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
For the attention of: Mr Andy Moran
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902554132
E-mail: andy.moran@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
For the attention of: Mr Andy Moran
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902554132
E-mail: andy.moran@wolverhampton.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:

PP15057 Legal Services Framework.

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 UKG3

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 16

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP

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

The Council requires a range of legal services to supplement its LEXCEL accredited internal Legal Team in the delivery of support and advice to its service teams. The Council is progressing a number of major investment and regeneration projects and transformation programmes including; Wolverhampton Interchange Heath Town Tap Works Westside Southside Canalside Civic Halls Future Spaces office rationalisation A Lot has been included specifically for the provision of legal services in connection with the West Midlands Metropolitan Pension Fund. The framework will also be available for use by the Council’s delivery organisations such as trading companies, joint ventures, arms length organisations etc. Opportunity will also be available for use by other public bodies in Wolverhampton and Partner Authorities in the West Midlands Combined Authority. The framework will be for four years commencing on 1.9.2015. A maximum of four organisations will be appointed to each Lot. The Services listed below are indicative of the type and nature of legal services typically arising on an assignment falling within each relevant Lot but this is not an exhaustive list.
Lot 1 — Regeneration and Property Acquisitions and disposals (including relevant tax advice) Compulsory purchases Funding and grand agreements Environmental and planning (including planning inquiries) Landlord and tenant matters Leases, licences and conveyancing Site re-developments/ property development (residential and mixed use development) Social housing,
Lot 2 — Competition, Procurement and Contracts Alternative delivery models Contracts and disputes Intellectual property rights Major and complex projects Partnering and alliance arrangements Project finance Public procurement State aid,
Lot 3 — Public and Administrative Administrative Environmental Freedom of Information/Data Protection requests Judicial Reviews Local Government Law (including statutory and fiduciary functions) Public infrastructure Public inquiries Regulatory,
Lot 4 — Real Property Portfolio of the West Midlands Metropolitan Pension Fund Purchases and sales of freeholds and leaseholds Forward funding documentation for property developments Taking and granting Leases Licences to assign, under-let, alter etc Lease variations Landlord and Tenant Act notices Rent reviews Miscellaneous conveyancing not included above Taxation Offshore transactions Planning General advice on property matters.
The framework will also be available for use by the Council’s delivery organisations such as trading companies, joint ventures, arms length organisations etc. Opportunity will also be available for use by other public bodies in Wolverhampton and Partner Authorities in the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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

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:

The Council requires a range of legal services to supplement its LEXCEL accredited internal Legal Team in the delivery of support and advice to its service teams. The Council is progressing a number of major investment and regeneration projects and transformation programmes including; Wolverhampton Interchange Heath Town Tap Works Westside Southside Canalside Civic Halls Future Spaces office rationalisation A Lot has been included specifically for the provision of legal services in connection with the West Midlands Metropolitan Pension Fund. The framework will also be available for use by the Council’s delivery organisations such as trading companies, joint ventures, arms length organisations etc. Opportunity will also be available for use by other public bodies in Wolverhampton and Partner Authorities in the West Midlands Combined Authority. The framework will be for four years commencing on 1.9.2015. A maximum of four organisations will be appointed to each Lot. The Services listed below are indicative of the type and nature of legal services typically arising on an assignment falling within each relevant Lot but this is not an exhaustive list.
Lot 1 — Regeneration and Property Acquisitions and disposals (including relevant tax advice) Compulsory purchases Funding and grand agreements Environmental and planning (including planning inquiries) Landlord and tenant matters Leases, licences and conveyancing Site re-developments/ property development (residential and mixed use development) Social housing;
Lot 2 — Competition, Procurement and Contracts Alternative delivery models Contracts and disputes Intellectual property rights Major and complex projects Partnering and alliance arrangements Project finance Public procurement State aid;
Lot 3 — Public and Administrative Administrative Environmental Freedom of Information/Data Protection requests Judicial Reviews Local Government Law (including statutory and fiduciary functions) Public infrastructure Public inquiries Regulatory;
Lot 4 — Real Property Portfolio of the West Midlands Metropolitan Pension Fund Purchases and sales of freeholds and leaseholds Forward funding documentation for property developments Taking and granting Leases Licences to assign, under-let, alter etc Lease variations Landlord and Tenant Act notices Rent reviews Miscellaneous conveyancing not included above Taxation Offshore transactions Planning General advice on property matters.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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: 48 (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:

Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the contract documents.

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

Jointly and severally liable.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender.
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: 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

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:

PP15057
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Payable documents: no

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

24.8.2015 – 15:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (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

Interest in this contract process should be expressed via the Council’s tendering portal www.wolverhamptontenders.com The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract. The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only. The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their tender submissions. I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities. The framework will also be available for use by the Council’s delivery organisations such as trading companies, joint ventures, arms length organisations etc. Opportunity will also be available for use by other public bodies in Wolverhampton and Partner Authorities in the West Midlands Combined Authority.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Director of Governance, Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: legal.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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:

21.7.2015

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