Commercial Legal Services Tender

Commercial Legal Services Tender

Scottish Water wishes to engage a number of legal firms regulated by the Law Society of Scotland to support Scottish Water’s in-house legal team.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Legal services

2020/S 248-619192

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Scottish Water
Postal address: 6 Buchanan Gate
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: G33 6FB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: lee.mathers@scottishwater.co.uk
Telephone: +44 7483324019
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Glasgow:-Legal-services./69ZX62NZ79
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Provision of Commercial Legal Services

 

Reference number: SW20/ACP/1322

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Scottish Water wishes to engage a number of legal firms regulated by the Law Society of Scotland to support Scottish Water’s in-house legal team to deliver a range of Corporate and Commercial Legal Services to Scottish Water and its subsidiaries.

Scottish Water intends to award contracts under this framework through 8 services. They are as follows:

• the provision of corporate legal services,

• the provision of commercial legal services,

• the provision of procurement legal services,

• the provision of intellectual property legal services,

• the provision of contentious and non-contentious construction legal services,

• the provision of private finance initiative legal services,

• the provision of technology legal services,

• the provision of energy and renewables legal services.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

SCOTLAND

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Scottish Water wishes to engage a number of legal firms regulated by the Law Society of Scotland to support Scottish Water’s in-house legal team to deliver a range of Corporate and Commercial Legal Services to Scottish Water and its subsidiaries.

Scottish Water intends to award contracts under this framework through 8 services. They are as follows:

• the provision of corporate legal services,

• the provision of commercial legal services,

• the provision of procurement legal services,

• the provision of intellectual property legal services,

• the provision of contentious and non-contentious construction legal services,

• the provision of private finance initiative legal services,

• the provision of technology legal services,

• the provision of energy and renewables legal services.

 

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 2-year extension options.

 

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

The PQQ documents can also be accessed by logging in through the Scottish Water Delta e-sourcing webpage https://scottishwater.delta-esourcing.com/ and through the Response Manager section using the following Access Code: 69ZX62NZ79

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.

 

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

 

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract.

 

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

 

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Bidders must comply with modern slavery act and operate an ethical supply chain.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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

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

Date: 13/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
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

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:

 

Scottish Water will not accept the ESPD. We will only accept a completed Scottish Water PQQ document. This Notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other notices for specific requirements. Responses to the OJEU Notice will be evaluated and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://scottishwater.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Glasgow:-Legal-services./69ZX62NZ79

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://scottishwater.delta-esourcing.com/respond/69ZX62NZ79

Go reference: GO-20201216-PRO-17520855

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Glasgow Sheriff Court
Postal address: 1 Carlton Place
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G5 9TW
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1414298888

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Scottish Water
Postal address: 6 Buchanan Gate
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G33 6FB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8000778778

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/12/2020