WYLAW Barristers Framework

WYLAW Barristers Framework

7 Lots. Lot 1. Human resources / Employment law; Lot 2. Housing law; Lot 3. Childcare law; Lot 4. Adult Social Services and Community Care law.

United Kingdom-Wakefield: Legal services

2015/S 100-182879

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Council of the City of Wakefield
Town Hall, Wood Street
Contact point(s): The Procurement Team
WF1 2HQ Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1924306781
E-mail: procurement@wakefield.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wakefield.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.yortender.co.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)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: yes

The Council of the Borough of Kirklees
Town Hall, Ramsden Street
Huddersfield
UNITED KINGDOM

The Borough Council of Calderdale
Town Hall, Crossley Street
Halifax
UNITED KINGDOM

Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall, Centenary Square
Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

Leeds City Council
Civic Hall
Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

York City Council
West Offices, Station Rise
York
UNITED KINGDOM

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street
Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

WYLAW Barristers 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 UKE

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

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 5 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP

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

Legal services. Legal advisory and representation services. Legal advisory services. Legal representation services. Legal advisory and information services. Delivery of advocacy and specialist legal services via a framework agreement divided into the following lots:
— Lot 1. Human resources / Employment law;
— Lot 2. Housing law;
— Lot 3. Childcare law;
— Lot 4. Adult Social Services and Community Care law;
— Lot 5. Property, Planning and Highways law;
— Lot 6. Civil Litigation
— Lot 7. Public Law and Corporate Governance.
It is anticipated that the Framework Period will commence in August/September 2015 and will be put in place for an initial term of 3 years with the option to extend beyond that initial terms for up to an additional 1 year. The extension will be at the discretion of Wakefield Council.
The concluded framework agreement will be open for use by the following Contracting Authorities; the Council of the Borough of Kirklees, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the Borough Council of Calderdale, Leeds City Council, York City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Contracting Authorities), in addition to the Council of the City of Wakefield.
The tender documents will be available for suppliers to download from 26.5.2015 from the YORTender system. (www.yortender.co.uk) using reference 9WBA-HT7EUH. Bidders are required to register on this site in order to access the tender documentation. For assistance with registering on the YORtender site and/or accessing the documents, please contact +44 1670597136 or e-mail yorkshiresupport@due-north.com

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)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:

Delivery of advocacy and specialist legal services via a framework agreement divided into the following lots:
— Lot 1. Human resources / Employment law;
— Lot 2. Housing law;
— Lot 3. Childcare law;
— Lot 4. Adult Social Services and Community Care law;
— Lot 5. Property, Planning and Highways law;
— Lot 6. Civil Litigation
— Lot 7. Public Law and Corporate Governance.
It is anticipated that the Framework Period will commence in August/September 2015 and will be put in place for an initial term of 3 years with the option to extend beyond that initial terms for up to an additional 1 year. The extension will be at the discretion of Wakefield Council.
The concluded framework agreement will be open for use by the following Contracting Authorities; the Council of the Borough of Kirklees, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the Borough Council of Calderdale, Leeds City Council, York City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Contracting Authorities), in addition to the Council of the City of Wakefield.
The tender documents will be available for suppliers to download from 26.5.2015 from the YORTender system. (www.yortender.co.uk) using reference 9WBA-HT7EUH. Bidders are required to register on this site in order to access the tender documentation. For assistance with registering on the YORtender site and/or accessing the documents, please contact +44 1670597136 or e-mail yorkshiresupport@due-north.comEstimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Human Resources / Employment Law

1)Short description

Human Resources / Employment Law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Housing Law

1)Short description

Housing Law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Childcare Law

1)Short description

Childcare Law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Adult Social Services and Community Care law

1)Short description

Adult Social Services and Community Care law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Property, Planning and Highways law

1)Short description

Property, Planning and Highways law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: Civil Litigation

1)Short description

Civil Litigation.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: Public Law and Corporate Governance

1)Short description

Public Law and Corporate Governance.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

See ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

If consortia bids or bids which propose sub-contracting arrangements in order to deliver obligations under the proposed arrangements or a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), a Lead Applicant must be identified to take responsibility for the other partner organisations and enter into a contractual arrangement with the Council if awarded the contract or appointed to the Framework.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Individuals who are delivering the services of the framework must be professionally qualified.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT.
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
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:

9WBA-HT7EUH

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

no

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: 19.6.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

26.6.2015 – 12:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.6.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Representatives of legal and democratic services, any Member of the Council who so wishes may be present at the opening. Internal Audit also has the right to attend any tender opening. Where external agencies contribute to the overall funding of a project, representatives of the agency may also attend at the opening of tenders and be allowed to make note of the tenders and receive a copy of the subsequent written report on the tenders received, provided that such persons agree to observe commercial confidentiality and be bound by the confidentiality requirements of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Council of the City of Wakefield
Corporate Procurement Unit
WF1 2DD Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@wakefield.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1924306781

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Council of the City of Wakefield
Corporate Procurement Unit
WF1 2DD Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1924306781

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.5.2015

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