Harlow District Council Legal Services Tender

Harlow District Council Legal Services Tender

The authority requires a Framework of 5 legal advisors which the authority can call upon, on an ad-hoc basis.

United Kingdom-Harlow: Legal services

2020/S 131-322273

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.2)Information about joint procurement

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:

1.4) 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.2.1)Title:

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.2.12)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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
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: 10/08/2020
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: 10/08/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Harlow Civic Centre.

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:

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

Completed tenders and all communications during the tender period must be submitted via the MyTenders portal.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=219917.

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:219917).

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 3450103503Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit
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:

06/07/2020