Health and Safety Executive Enforcement Legal Services Tender

Health and Safety Executive Enforcement Legal Services Tender

The Health and Safety Executive is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2018/S 088-198884

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Health and Safety Executive
Building 2.3 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle
For the attention of: Tommy Johnson
L20 7HS Liverpool
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2030283078
E-mail: tenders@hse.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hse.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse
Not applicable
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse
Not applicable
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse
Not applicable
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Regulation of health and safety

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of enforcement legal services to HSE

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: UK

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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 9 000 000,00 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Not known

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

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services, primarily in support of its regulatory work in England and Wales, for a fixed period of 2 years commencing on 1.11.2018, with the option for HSE to extend by agreement for a further year. To be appointed to the panel, successful bidders will need to demonstrate a strong background of, in England and Wales: conducting criminal proceedings on behalf of the prosecution; conducting enforcement notice appeals and providing representation at inquests. Specific experience in the field of UK health and safety legislation is essential. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Full details provided in tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 9 000 000,00 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.11.2018. Completion 31.10.2021

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Yorkshire and North East Region

1)Short description

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services, primarily in support of its regulatory work in England and Wales, for a fixed period of 2 years commencing on 1.11.2018, with the option for HSE to extend by agreement for a further year. To be appointed to the panel, successful bidders will need to demonstrate a strong background of, in England and Wales: conducting criminal proceedings on behalf of the prosecution; conducting enforcement notice appeals and providing representation at inquests. Specific experience in the field of UK health and safety legislation is essential. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details provided in the procurement documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 1 400 000,00 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.11.2018. Completion 31.10.2021
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: North West and North Wales Region

1)Short description

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services, primarily in support of its regulatory work in England and Wales, for a fixed period of 2 years commencing on 1.11.2018, with the option for HSE to extend by agreement for a further year. To be appointed to the panel, successful bidders will need to demonstrate a strong background of, in England and Wales: conducting criminal proceedings on behalf of the prosecution; conducting enforcement notice appeals and providing representation at inquests. Specific experience in the field of UK health and safety legislation is essential. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details provided in the tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 1 400 000,00 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.11.2018. Completion 31.10.2021
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: South Wales and South West Region

1)Short description

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services, primarily in support of its regulatory work in England and Wales, for a fixed period of 2 years commencing on 1.11.2018, with the option for HSE to extend by agreement for a further year. To be appointed to the panel, successful bidders will need to demonstrate a strong background of, in England and Wales: conducting criminal proceedings on behalf of the prosecution; conducting enforcement notice appeals and providing representation at inquests. Specific experience in the field of UK health and safety legislation is essential. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details provided in the tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 1 400 000,00 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.11.2018. Completion 31.10.2021
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: London Region

1)Short description

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services, primarily in support of its regulatory work in England and Wales, for a fixed period of 2 years commencing on 1.11.2018, with the option for HSE to extend by agreement for a further year. To be appointed to the panel, successful bidders will need to demonstrate a strong background of, in England and Wales: conducting criminal proceedings on behalf of the prosecution; conducting enforcement notice appeals and providing representation at inquests. Specific experience in the field of UK health and safety legislation is essential. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details are provided in the tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 1 400 000,00 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.11.2018. Completion 31.10.2021
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: East and South West Region

1)Short description

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a panel of solicitor agents to provide enforcement legal services, primarily in support of its regulatory work in England and Wales, for a fixed period of2 years commencing on 1.11.2018, with the option for HSE to extend by agreement for a further year. To be appointed to the panel, successful bidders will need to demonstrate a strong background of, in England and Wales: conducting criminal proceedings on behalf of the prosecution; conducting enforcement notice appeals and providing representation at inquests. Specific experience in the field of UK health and safety legislation is essential. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details provided in the tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1,00 and 1 400 000,00 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.11.2018. Completion 31.10.2021
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:

Full details provided in tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Full details provided in tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Not applicable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Full details provided in tender documentation. To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.
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: To legally practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you must be entered on the Roll of solicitors of England and Wales and hold a current Law Society practising certificate.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details provided in tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Full details provided in tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details provided in tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Full details provided in tender documentation.
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: Full details provided in tender documentation.

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details provided in tender documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

1.11.4.3249.

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.6.2018 – 13:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.6.2018 – 13:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.7.2018

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 of 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

Tender documentation is available in HSE’s procurement portal (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hse/aspx/Home). Potential suppliers are required to register to access the documents but registration is free of charge. Documents will be available until 8.6.2018 (13:00) but potential suppliers are reminded that the deadline for submitting a request to participate is also 8.6.2018 (13:00). Potnetial suppliers are advised that although they may submit a tender for more than one lot (Geographical Region) they can only be appointed to provide the required services in one lot (Geographical Region)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Health and Safety Executive
2.3 Redgrave Court Merton Road
L20 7HS Bootle
United Kingdom
E-mail: eleri.james@hse.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2030283978

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.5.2018