External Legal Services Framework for Sport England

External Legal Services Framework for Sport England

Framework Agreement for a panel of external legal firms which the 3 organisations will be able to utilise for their specialist legal advice requirements.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2019/S 240-589212

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Sport England
Postal address: 21 Bloomsbury Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: WC1B 3HF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@sportengland.org
Telephone: +44 8458508508
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.sportengland.org/

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://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

SE927 — External Legal Services Framework

Reference number: SE927

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Sport England, UK Sport and Arts Council England are jointly setting up a framework agreement for a panel of external legal firms (the ’Panel’) which the 3 organisations will be able to utilise for their specialist legal advice requirements.

The proposed framework contract will initially be for a period of 3 years, with an option to extend it for an additional 1 year period (i.e. total length of up to 4 years).

The estimated Sport England, UK Sport and Arts Council England collective spend through this framework over the full 4 years is up to 2 546 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 546 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: Lot 1 – General

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Tenderers must be able to deliver legal advice services on the following practice areas:

— commercial law,

— contract law,

— constitutional structures and powers,

— employment law,

— information law (including data protection and freedom of information),

— insolvency law,

— Intellectual Property,

— litigation,

— procurement and EU Regulations,

— planning law,

— property and construction law,

— property litigation,

— Public Law and General Policy,

— state aid/ competition law,

— tax including VAT – please note this is the least important practice area to both Sport England, UK Sport and Arts Council England.

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend it for an additional 1 year period (i.e. total length of up to 4 years).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: Lot 2 – Administrative Law and National Lottery Specialism

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Tenderers must be able to deliver legal advice services on the following practice areas:

— administrative law,

— corporate governance,

— National Lottery Act,

— Public Law and Policy.

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend it for an additional 1 year period (12 months) (i.e. total length of up to 4 years).

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: Lot 3 – Sports Law Specialism

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Tenderers must be able to deliver legal advice services on the following areas including but not limited to:

— Athletes Rights and conduct,

— Athlete Endorsements, Image Rights,

— bidding and hosting major sports events,

— regulatory and disciplinary (anti-doping, anti-corruption, etc.),

— sports sponsorship (incl. Value-in-Kind),

— sport high performance,

— research in sports science, medicine, research and innovation.

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend it for an additional 1 year period (12 Months) (i.e. total length of up to 4 years).

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Open procedure

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.1.4)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: 10/01/2020
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
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/01/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested suppliers are requested to log onto our eSourcing portal at https://sportengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: English Sports Council
Town: 21 Bloomsbury Street
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@sportengland.org
Telephone: +44 8458508508
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:

10/12/2019