Highways England Litigation Services Tender
The provision of advocacy and litigation services for Highways England’s specialist claims.
United Kingdom-Leeds: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Lateral, City Walk
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: LS11 9AT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3004704795
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
The provision of Advocacy and Litigation Services for Highways England’s Specialist Claims
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Highways England is looking to let a contract for advocacy and litigation services, this will cover the support and litigation of network claims (Green Claims) where Highways England will be the legal claimant. The work will include taking claims through litigation on our behalf, providing advice and support on the more complex and high value claims, assisting with clearing our backlog of in excess of 2 500 claims and supporting claims where liability may be in question. This may also include supporting new ways of pricing claims other than actuals but ensuring that it remains reasonable. Highways England are looking to appoint one (1) supplier, the contract will be let for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for 12 months.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Highways England is looking to let a contract for advocacy and litigation services, this will cover the support and litigation of network claims (Green Claims) where Highways England will be the legal Claimant. The work will include taking claims through litigation on our behalf, providing advice and support on the more complex and high value claims, assisting with clearing our backlog of in excess of 2500 claims and supporting claims where liability may be in question. This may also include supporting new ways of pricing claims other than actuals but ensuring that it remains reasonable. Highways England are looking to appoint one (1) supplier, the contract will be let for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for 12 months.
The contract will run from May 2020 for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for 12 months. The aim of the contract will be to ensure that the backlog for all Highways England claims has been cleared and that Highways England are able to recover claims in respect of damage to our strategic road network in a timely manner. With the aim of recovering in excess of 90 % of the value of those claims.
This work will be carried out in central Birmingham.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The contracting authority will use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction. How to take part in this tender:
1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— visit https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;
— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’;
— enter your business and user details;
— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password.
2) Responding to the tender
— click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can ‘Create Response’ or ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). You can use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). Submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Tender documentation for contracts over GBP 10 000 will be published on a powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology single website, made available to the public. You should also be aware that if your bid is successful the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to tender documentation and/or contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security.
The contract data will confirm the details of the relevant contract dates and durations. It is mandatory for new Central Government contracts, which feature characteristics involving the handling of personal data and ICT systems designed to store or process data at the official level of the Government Security Classifications scheme (link below), to comply with cyber essentials. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
All potential tenderers for Central Government contracts, featuring the above characteristics, should be aware of the requirements for the appropriate level of certification. Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview
The tenderer with the most economically advantageous tender will be required to accept the Highways England Fair Payment Charter as a condition of acceptance of their tender. Highways England reserve the right to invite or not invite variant bids at their sole discretion. Further information will be set out in the tender documents. Contract dates stated are indicative and may be subject to change.
Town: see detail in VI.4.3
Country: United Kingdom
Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Appeals should be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: