Government Procurement Service Legal Services Framework

UK-Liverpool: legal services

Government Procurement Service Legal Services Framework. Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a pan government collaborative framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies

2012/S 11-017553

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Contact point(s): https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Contact point(s): https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Contact point(s): https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Contact point(s): https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Public procurement
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:

Legal services.
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: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas.
NUTS code UK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 000 and 250 000 000 GBP

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

Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a pan government collaborative framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to the organisations), which include central government departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies and local authorities.
The above public sector bodies have a need for legal services.
Government Procurement Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by public sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the framework agreement(s).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

This framework agreement will provide the contracting bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successor to these organisations) and associated bodies with a comprehensive range of legal services.
Details of the range of Legal Services required have been specified in the eight descriptions of lots.
Participants must be able to provide a comprehensive service specific to each of the lots for which they apply.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 000 and 250 000 000 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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: 1 – Legal services – IT, telecoms, media and eCommerce

1)Short description

Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is:
— E-commerce,
— IT procurement, contracts and licences,
— Telecoms procurement, contracts and licences,
— Convergent technologies and the Internet,
— Media.
Also covered would be legal services in relation to matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – legal services – property and estates

1)Short description

Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is:
— Acquisitions and disposals (inc relevant tax advice),
— Compulsory purchases,
— Leases, licences and conveyancing,
— Landlord and tenant matters,
— Site redevelopments/property development,
— Environmental and planning (including planning inquiries,
— Social Housing.
Also covered would be legal services in relation to matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79131000, 79112100, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 – legal services – employment and pensions

1)Short description

Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is:
— Employment law,
— Equal opportunities,
— TUPE,
— Pensions,
— Health and safety,
— Organisational change/change management,
— Outsourcing/Contracting out.
Also covered would be legal services in relation to matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 – legal services – general corporate including tax and insolvency

1)Short description

Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is:
— Company law,
— Corporate insolvency law,
— Corporate finance including M & As and IPOs,
— Joint ventures,
— Formation of bodies corporate,
— Corporate governance and directors’ duties,
— Company secretarial services,
— Taxation (including VAT),
— Venture capital advice.
Also covered would be legal services in relation to matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5 – legal services F – finance and financial regulation

1)Short description

Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is:
— Finance and clearing bank products,
— Banking and insurance,
— Investment management,
— Equity capital markets (including privatisations by way of initial public offerings (IPOs) and equity derivative products,
— Asset finance and structures finance (including securitisation),
— Debt capital markets (including listed bond issues and commercial paper programmes, listed debt rescheduling, monocline credit wraps and credit derivative products),
— Financial services regulation (including Financial Services and Markets Act, rules of the UK Listing Authority and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers),
— International development/aid funding,
— International financial organisations.
Also covered would be legal services in relation to matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79121000, 79120000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Lot 6 – legal services – general commercial

1)Short description

Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is:
— Public procurement,
— Contract advice or drafting,
— Sale and acquisition of goods and services,
— Agency and distribution,
— PPPs including project finance,
— Outsourcing/contracting out of services,
— Competition law,
— Regulatory law,
— Public infrastructure including UK/EU regulation applicable to energy, water, and telecommunication industries or any other infrastructure industry,
— Construction and infrastructure projects,
— Intellectual property rights.
Also covered would be legal services in relation to matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: 7 – legal services – general litigation and legal support services

1)Short description

Matters falling within this lot would include:
— Personal injury litigation,
— Employment litigation,
— Other civil litigation and dispute resolution such as in relation to property disputes and commercial matters,
— Public law matters such judicial reviews and witness support or other legal services in relation to public inquiries,
— Regulatory and criminal litigation and advisory services,
— Specialised litigation support.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Lot 8 – legal services – major or complex projects (including major or complex matters requiring expertise falling under any other lots)

1)Short description

The major or complex projects Lot will provide access to the provision of strategic, high level, broad based advice across a wide range of disciplines, including major, high value and / or complex matters requiring expertise falling under any other lots and legal matters arising out of or related to the matter in question including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Subject matter which might typically arise under this category is set out below.
— Project finance (including PFI),
— Partnering / alliance arrangements,
— Other projects of unusual complexity or national importance (including corporate joint ventures, public service concessions or franchises, major infrastructure and strategic outsourcing projects).
The functional specialisms required will vary between programmes and projects and will be advised by the client at the point of procurement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79132000, 79110000, 79121100, 79112000, 79112100, 79131000, 79121000, 79120000, 79140000, 79132100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Contracting Authority if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Any other condition as specified in the tender documentation.
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: Participants will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”).
Participants must express interest and submit completed pre-qualification questionnaires using the Government Procurement Service eSourcing portal that can be accessed at https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk.

Using the following instructions:
1. Navigate to the Portal: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk;

2. Select the ‘Click here to register!’ link;
3. Read, accept the terms and conditions and select ‘continue‘;
4. Enter the correct business and user details;
5. Note the username you chose and select [Save] when complete, then [Close Windows];
6. You will be sent an e-mail with a unique password (keep this secure);
7. Login to the Portal with your username/password;
8. Select the link ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’;
9. Select the name of the PQQ to access information about the procurement;
10. Select the ‘Express Interest’ button (Note: this will move the PQQ from the open area into the ‘My PQQs’ section);
11. You can now access the published documents from the ‘Buyer Attachments’ area.
For assistance please contact our Helpdesk operated by BravoSolution: freephone: +44 8003684850.
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk.

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Participants will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a PQQ.
The PQQ can be accessed at https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may take into account any of the following information:
(a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Participants will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a PQQ.
The PQQ can be accessed at https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past 3 years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given:
— Where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority,
— Where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(b) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(c) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(d) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(e) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in Section 9 of the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

RM 919
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.2.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

4.4.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

Participants are advised that as legal services are a Part B service this is a voluntary OJEU notice and as such is not subject to the obligations of the Procurement Directive but are nonetheless subject to the general obligations of transparency, equal treatment and nondiscrimination.
The framework agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with an option to extend for a further one year, plus one year, this will be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Government Procurement Service intends to publish the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), the invitation to tender (ITT) document, and the text of any framework agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Government Procurement Service. The terms of the proposed framework agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this framework agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/aboutus/transparency/.

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
(I) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(II) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a framework agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this framework agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
Participants should note that there will be no guaranteed volumes under any framework agreement awarded.
It is the Contracting Authority’s intention that the majority of assignments under 100 000 GBP will go to the open market. Please see section 1.3 of the PQQ for further information.
Government Procurement Service wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

Public corporations.
Link to be identified – in the meantime please list as below.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
BNFL plc.
Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Royal Mail Group plc.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Urenco.
Partnerships UK.
Royal Mint.
ABRO.
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Met Office.
UK Hydrographic Office.
Forensic Science Service.
NATS.
Actis Capital LLP.
CDC Group plc.
Working Links Limited.
British Waterways Authority.
Covent Garden Market Authority.
Channel 4.
The Tote.
Ordnance Survey.
QEII Conference Centre.
Northern Ireland Water.
Scottish Water.
Local Authorities.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG)

NDPBs.
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/Assets/PublicBodies2009_tcm6-35808.pdf

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs/Departments-NDPBs-AtoL/A-toF.aspx

National Parks Authorities.
http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT.
Independent schools.
http://www.edubase.gov.uk/search.xhtml;jsessionid=4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?clear=true

Police Forces in the United Kingdom.
http://www.police.uk/

Fire and Rescue Services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

NHS Bodies England including acute trusts, ambulance trusts, primary care trusts, care trusts, NHS hospital trusts, foundation trusts, strategic health authorities, mental health trusts, special health authorities, community health councils, local health boards, NHS trusts, including ambulance trusts. (There is also a drill down to NHS doctors making them ‘easily identifiable’).
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/OrganisationsthatworkwithDH/Armslengthbodies/Categorisationofarmslengthbodies/index.htm

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/

Hospices.
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
http://www.hauraki.co.uk/hospice_uk/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations).
http://portal.tenantservicesauthority.org/

https://www.rsrsurvey.co.uk/RSRDocuments

Third Sector and Charities.
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/charities-search.htm

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

Citizens Advice.
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/aboutus/citizens_advice_offices.htm

Scottish Public Bodies.
Scottish Government.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Local Authorities.
http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/customers/index.asp

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/executive-ndpbs

Scottish NHS Bodies.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Scotland/Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies.
http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/council_funded_institutions.aspx

Scottish Police.
http://www.scottish.police.uk/

Scottish Fire and Rescue.
http://www.dontgivefireahome.com/fire_safety/1347.html

Scottish Housing Associations.
http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

Scottish Parliament.
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/corporate/spcb/index.htm

The Scotland Office.
http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/10786.html

Scotland Citizens Advice.
http://www.cas.org.uk/find-a-bureau/all-scottish-bureaux

Scottish schools.
Primary schools.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Secondary schools.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Special schools.
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Welsh public bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh local authorities.
http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/?lang=en

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/dl1/directories/localcouncils/dg_065241

NHS Wales.
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

NHS Wales GP Practices.
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

NI Public bodies.
Northern Ireland Government departments.
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities.
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland.
http://www.denidata.nics.gov.uk/appinstitutes/instmain.aspx

Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.
http://www.unixl.com/info/northern-ireland.htm

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland.
http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

http://www.centralservicesagency.com/files/currentmedicallists/file/Northern%20Ireland%20Practice%20List.xls

Police Service of Northern Ireland.
http://www.police-information.co.uk/police-directory/view.php?id=31&page=0&cat=6&subcat=31&subsubcat=0

Citizens Advice Northern Ireland.
http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/en/Where-We-Are/Bureaus/

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/en/About-Us/Contact/

The framework agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with an option.
To extend for a further one year, plus one year, (total maximum duration is 4 years) this will be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
II.1.4 Government Procurement Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the framework agreement(s).
Number of operators refer to PQQ for further detail.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk Bravo Project_17733 – Legal Services
Fax: +44 1512273315

Body responsible for mediation procedures

DRS-CIArb, on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: padre@drs-ciarb.com
Telephone: +44 08452707055
Internet address: www.padre.org.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 1512273315

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.1.2012