External Legal Support Tender

External Legal Support Tender

Border to Coast is to appoint a single law firm to provide advice in respect of the investments to be acquired by Border to Coast in each portfolio across the private markets platform.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Legal services

2020/S 160-391217

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd
Postal address: 5th Floor, Toronto Square, Toronto Street
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS1 2HJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@bordertocoast.org.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bordertocoast.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.bordertocoast.org.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=9701be46-b5d1-ea11-8104-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Procurement for External Legal Support Services for Alternatives Platform

Reference number: DN489015

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement for external legal support services for alternatives platform.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79111000 Legal advisory services

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Border to Coast is to appoint a single law firm to provide advice in respect of the investments to be acquired by Border to Coast in each portfolio across the private markets platform. We would like to consider both a retainer and a fixed fee model based on 50 hours per month and 60 hours per month as part of this procurement.

Services to include, but not limited to, managing new investments, reviewing investment documentation, investment life cycle issues, transfer of legacy investments, secondary sales, dealing with other legal advisers, and liaising with Border to Coast’s tax advisors.

This contract notice relates specifically to the procurement for external legal support services for alternatives platform.

The documentation required for the procurement process will be available via our procurement portal — Proactis at https://procontract.due-north.com/Login from today, 14 August 2020. If you are not currently registered as a supplier, please do so now to access the ITT documentation. We suggest one primary contact is used per organisation.

Border to Coast hosted a webinar on 7 August 2020 at 10 a.m. BST to discuss requirements in more detail and to answer questions from interested parties. Please email procurement@bordertocoast.org.uk if you want to request a recording of the webinar.

The invitation to tender is being issued with this contract notice today on 14 August 2020.

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:

The contract is for a period of 3 years, with two extension options of 1 year each, subject to the agreement of both parties in writing.

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 144-355970

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

Date: 18/09/2020
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/09/2020
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd
Postal address: 5th Floor, Toronto Square, Toronto Street
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS1 2HJ
Country: United Kingdom
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: