Appointment of Legal Advisers

Appointment of Legal Advisers

We wish to appoint a number of Legal Advisers to provide legal advice to the Scottish Social Services Council’s Sub-committees.

1213/Jan/001/SSSC Legal Advisers

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Social Services Council

Finance, Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive,

Dundee

DD1 4NY

UK

Procurement

+44 1382207101
http://www.sssc.uk.com

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Scottish Social Services Council

Finance, Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive,

Dundee

DD1 4NY

UK

Procurement

+44 1382207101
http://www.sssc.uk.com

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Social Services Council

Finance, Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive,

Dundee

DD1 4NY

UK

Procurement

+44 1382207101
http://www.sssc.uk.com

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

1213/Jan/001/SSSC Legal Advisers

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

We wish to appoint a number of Legal Advisers to provide legal advice to the Scottish Social Services Council’s Sub-committees. We are seeking expressions of interest from firms / individuals with experience of providing legal advice to regulatory disciplinary inquiries, hearings and tribunals.

Required to provide Legal Adviser services to Sub-committees, advising on matters of law including the statutory framework, procedure, admissibility and sufficiency of evidence, sanctions, natural justice, reasonableness, and human rights ensuring the general fairness of proceedings.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=263999.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=263999.

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. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

289999 other Legal Services

0100 All Scotland
0120 … Highlands and Islands
0130 … Aberdeen & North-East
0140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
0150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
0160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
0170 … Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

As specified within ITT

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Current Practising Certificate from the Law Society or membership of the Faculty of Advocates with 10 years’ Post qualifying experience. Experience of working with the public sector, particularly regulatory bodies and individuals subject to regulatory or disciplinary proceedings is essential. Satisfactory arrangements for cover are also essential.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

1213/Jan/001/SSSC

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  30-05-2013

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
17-06-2013  Time  17:00

c) Estimated award date  15-11-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=263999

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Tenderers may submit enquiries, regarding clarifications or an interpretation of any aspect of this ITT using the facilities available on the “Public Contracts Scotland” portal, from where responses will be distributed to all parties who have noted interest. This will ensure that all potential suppliers are treated equally. Tenderers who attempt to circumvent this formal communication process may be eliminated from participation in the tender.

(SC Ref:263999)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT – Legal Advisers

5.3

Publication date of this notice

30-04-2013