Glasgow 2018 European Championships Legal Advisor

Glasgow 2018 European Championships Legal Advisor

Glasgow 2018 European Championships has a requirement to appoint a legal advisor who will provide operational delivery, commercial and cultural legal advice.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Legal services

2016/S 175-314137

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Glasgow City Council
Chief Executives Department, City Chambers
G2 1DU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Matheson
Telephone: +44 1412876437
Fax: +44 1412879399
NUTS code: UKM34

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Glasgow 2018 European Championships Legal Advisor.

Reference number: GCC003978CPU

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Glasgow 2018 European Championships has a requirement to appoint a legal advisor who will provide operational delivery, commercial and cultural legal advice to support the sporting event.

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)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM34
Main site or place of performance:

UK, Glasgow.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Glasgow 2018 is seeking to engage with a Legal firm who not only have the appropriate level of experience, technical and resource capacity, but will also offer a flexible, creative and dynamic approach that is fully integrated with Glasgow 2018 and other stakeholders involved in the support of delivery of legal services for Glasgow 2018 European Championships to be hosted in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4) of the OJEU Contract Notice. Bidders will be required to confirm that their staff have the following relevant educational and professional qualifications.

In relation to 4C.6.1 All proposed staff must have a current practising certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders must score a minimum threshold of 60 % for the Technical or Professional Ability Question. Any bidder who fails to achieve the minimum threshold will be disqualified from the process.

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:

All KPI’s will be listed under Section 4 of the Invitation to Tender Document.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 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: 13/10/2016
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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/10/2016
Local time: 12:00

UK, Glasgow.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Re ESPD Questions 4D.1, 4D1.1, 4D2 and 4D2.2 bidders must hold the certificates or comply with the questions noted in ESPD 4D attached at:

Freedom of Information Act — Information on the FOI Act is contained in Appendix A of the ITT. Applicants must note the implications of this legislation and ensure that any information they wish the council to consider withholding is specifically indicated on the FOI Certificate contained in the buyers attachments area within the PCS Tender portal (N.B: The council does not bind itself to withhold this information).

Tenderers Amendments — The tenderer must enter any clause, condition, amendment to specification or any other qualification he may wish to make conditional to this offer. Buyers will be required the tenderers amendment certificate contained in the buyers attachment area within PCS Tender portal.

Prompt Payment — The successful tenderer shall, as a condition of being awarded the tender, be required to demonstrate to the council’s satisfaction that all funds due to the tenderer’s permitted sub-contractors in respect of these works are paid timeously and that as a minimum invoices are rendered by subcontractors shall (unless formally disputed by the tenderer) be paid within 30 days of receipt.

The successful tenderer shall also impose this condition on its subcontractors in respect of payments due to any sub-sub-contractors, if any. Buyers will be require to complete the prompt payment certificate contained in the buyers attachment area within PCS Tender portal.

Terms and Conditions are located within Section 3 of the ITT document.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 6499. For more information see:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6499. For more information see:

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Please see Section 5 of the Invitation to Tender Document.

(SC Ref:455949).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Glasgow City Council
Chief Executives Department, City Chambers
G2 1DU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412872000
Fax: +44 1412879399Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Glasgow City Council (‘the Council’) must, by notice in writing as soon as possible after the decision has been made, inform all tenderers and candidates concerned of its decision to award the contract, conclude the framework agreement or establish a dynamic purchasing system. The Council must allow a period of at least the relevant standstill period (where the notice is sent by facsimile or electronic means the period is 10 days ending at midnight at the end of the 10thday after that on which the last notice is sent, when sent by other means the period is 15 days) to elapse between the date of despatch of the notice referred to in Regulation 85(1) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’). The Council is obliged to comply with the Regulations and any eligible economic operator can bring an action in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session where as a consequence of a breach by the Council, suffers or risks suffering loss or damage. The bringing of Court proceedings during the standstill period means that the Council must not enter into the contract, conclude the framework agreement or establish the dynamic purchasing system unless the proceedings are determined, discounted or disposed of; or the Court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The bringing of Court proceedings after the standstill period has elapsed and the remedies that are available to the Courts are detailed in the Regulations. Economic Operators can write to the Council seeking further clarification on the notice, to which the Council must respond within 15 days. Economic Operators should be mindful to seek their own independent legal advice when they consider appropriate to do so.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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