Employment law service Wales

Employment law service Wales

The Fire and Rescue Services within Wales:– South Wales fire and rescue service, Mid & West Wales fire and rescue service and North Wales fire and rescue service, are collaborating to procure employment law services.

UK-Llantrisant: legal services

2012/S 122-201972

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Forest View Business Park
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Lee Bunkham
CF72 8LX Llantrisant
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443232090
E-mail: l-bunkham@southwales-fire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1443232180

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Other: Emergency service
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Employment law service.
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: Wales.
NUTS code UKL

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 a single operator
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: 200 000 GBP

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

The Fire and Rescue Services within Wales:– South Wales fire and rescue service, Mid & West Wales fire and rescue service and North Wales fire and rescue service, are collaborating to procure employment law services, and have agreed a specification jointly. It should be noted that the specification is only an indicative description of the type of work that will be required to be undertaken by the service provider, and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list. It is not possible to estimate the volume or regularity of the work.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.
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): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:

Estaimted usage is currently 50 000 GBP per annum for all 3 fire and rescue services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.11.2012. Completion 31.10.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

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

As per tender documentation.
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 per tender document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender document.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Legal Profession.
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:

T279
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: 8.8.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.8.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.7.2012
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 23.8.2012 – 10:00
Place:

South Wales fire service headquarters.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Two officers one of whom will be a director of the service.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years
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

Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30802.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:27.6.2012