External Legal Advice Tender – National Savings and Investments

External Legal Advice Tender – National Savings and Investments

NS&I is seeking to procure the provision of external legal advice and support services.

United Kingdom-London: Legal advisory services

2019/S 238-584199

Contract notice

Services

(a) legal advice to support the ongoing needs of the business at the point of need. Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: National Savings and Investments
Postal address: 1 Drummond Gate
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: SW1V 2QX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jamie Thomas
E-mail: jamie.thomas@nsandi.com
Telephone: +44 7973732327
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nsandi.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/5255

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=31284&B=NSANDI
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=31284&B=NSANDI
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

External Legal Advice and Support to National Savings and Investments (NS&I)

Reference number: 1584

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79111000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NS&I is seeking to procure the provision of external legal advice and support services, to include:

(a) legal advice to support the ongoing needs of the business at the point of need. This will include, but may not be limited to, ongoing advice to manage the BPO agreement currently with Atos IT Services UK Ltd and specialist legal advice on matters such as procurement, contract management and contractual change, Retail, B2B services, data protection, security and risk management;

(b) strategic advice to support NS&I’s longer term business planning. This will include, but may not be limited to, future procurement for the delivery of outsourced elements of the business from 2024 and health checking any future plans NS&I has around business growth and development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79140000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NS&I is seeking to procure the provision of external legal advice and support services, to include:

(a) legal advice to support the ongoing needs of the business at the point of need. This will include, but may not be limited to, ongoing advice to manage the BPO agreement currently with Atos IT Services UK Ltd and specialist legal advice on matters such as procurement, contract management and contractual change, retail, B2B services, data protection, security and risk management.

(b) strategic advice to support NS&I’s longer term business planning. This will include, but may not be limited to, future procurement for the delivery of outsourced elements of the business from 2024 and health checking any future plans NS&I has around business growth and development.

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: 3 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Selection Critera as follows:

6.1 – Case Studies (25 %);

6.2 – Experience and specialisation of firm – contract law and contract management (15 %);

6.3 – Experience and specialisation of firm – public procurement law and procedures (10 %);

6.4 – Experience and specialisation of firm – financial conduct and compliance (10 %);

6.5 – Experience and specialisation of firm – public private partnerships (10 %);

6.6 – Ensuring customer satisfaction (15 %);

6.7 – Understanding of NS&I’s requirement (15 %).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

The bidding organisation and any relevant employees, must be appropriately authorised and registered with the relevant professional and regulatory bodies – including in particular the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Law Society.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Bidder must employ qualified legal professionals regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Law Society.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 09/01/2020
Local time: 16:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 15/01/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 15/05/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United KingdomInternet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/12/2019