Harlow District Council Legal Services Framework

Harlow District Council Legal Services Framework

The authority requires a framework of five legal advisors which the authority can call upon, on an ad-hoc basis to support and partner its’ in house legal team.

United Kingdom-Harlow: Legal services

2020/S 204-497609

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Harlow District Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Essex
Town: Harlow
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM20 1WG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tina McDermott
E-mail: tina.mcdermott@harlow.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1279446655
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.harlow.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0086

I.3)Communication

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

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

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services in Support of Special Projects

 

Reference number: 20/006

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority requires a framework of five (5) legal advisors which the authority can call upon, on an ad-hoc basis to support and partner its’ in house legal team to deliver timely and accurate legal advice for major projects, and/or those projects or requirements that (in the view of the authority) are high profile, high risk, high profile and/or of strategic importance as described in the authority’s brief.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH EAST OF ENGLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Harlow, Essex.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The authority requires a framework of five (5) legal advisors which the authority can call upon, on an ad-hoc basis to support and partner its’ in house legal team to deliver timely and accurate legal advice for major projects, and/or those projects or requirements that (in the view of the authority) are high profile, high risk, high profile and/or of strategic importance as described in the authority’s brief.

Indicative services include, by way of example:

(a) support with and for the authority new and existing corporate arms (including governance);

(b) support with the authority’s strategic procurement processes;

(c) support with the delivery of garden community projects;

(d) support in respect of Director Duties, conflict of interests;

(e) general public law matters;

(f) support for the authority’s Statutory Officers;

(g) illegal encampment and encroachment;

(h) employment matters;

(i) contentious and non-contentious high value high risk commercial contract support.

It should be noted that Tendring District Council, Maldon District Council and Chelmsford City Council have expressed an interest in calling off services from this framework.

 

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: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)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.1.2)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

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 131-322273

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

Date: 20/11/2020
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenders will be opened simultaneously via the procurement portal.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Tendring District Council, Brentwood Borough Council, Maldon District Council and Chelmsford City Council have expressed an interest in calling off services from this framework.

All communications during the tender period must be submitted via the MyTenders portal.

Tenders must be submitted strictly by the deadline via the MyTenders portal and no other means whatsoever.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=220904

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:220904)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/10/2020