Law Costs Draftsman Services for Government Procurement Service

Law Costs Draftsman Services for Government Procurement Service

Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

UK-Liverpool: legal services

2012/S 19-030935

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
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3454102222
E-mail: supplier@buyingsolutions.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: Government Procurement Service
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Government Procurement Service
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Government Procurement Service
Internet address: https://governmentprocurementservice.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

Law Costs Draftsman 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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 16
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 16 000 000 and 20 000 000 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 these 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 Law Costs Draftsman 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

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:

It is Government Procurement Service’s intention to establish a framework agreement for the provision of a range of Law Cost Draftsman Services, including preparing bills of costs, points of dispute and replies; costs consultancy and negotiation; cost estimates and statements of costs; advocacy; instructing council; and advice.
Suppliers will be required to provide Law Costs Draftsman Services in a range of cases, including cases relating to the Senior Court Costs Office; The Supreme Court; European Court of Justice; The First Tier and Upper Tribunals (Tax); Competition Appeal Tribunal; Employment Tribunals; Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal; County Court; and litigant-in-person costs matters.
External Law Costs Draftsmen may not be required in every case (unless there is no internal in-house costs team), but will be used to keep in-house workloads of Customers manageable and/or where a case is complex or time-consuming to the extent that it is not practicable for any in-house resource to deal with the case.
Individuals providing the Required Services are expected to be trained to an acceptable standard. Some cases will require the services of a Qualified Costs Lawyer. Qualified Costs Lawyers will be required predominantly in Lot 1 High Value (£75,000+) or Complex Cases. However, Qualified Costs Lawyers will also be required in Lot 2 Low Value (less than £75,000) or Routine Cases in some instances.
The requirement has been divided into two Lots:
Lot 1 – Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in High Value (£75,000+) or Complex Cases:
The Authority requires Service Providers who can provide all aspects of a Law Costs Draftsman Service for Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in high value (i.e. £75,000 or more) cases, or which are complex or sensitive or involve litigants-in- person or which are unusual civil cases, by example, in the High Court, Court of Appeal, The Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, The First Tier and Upper Tribunals (Tax), Competition Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunals, and Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.
Lot 2 – Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in Low Value (less than £75,000) or Routine Cases:
The Authority requires Service Providers who can provide all aspects of a Law Costs Draftsman Service for Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in low value (less than £75,000) cases, or routine cases, for example, in the High Court, Court of Appeal, The Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, County Courts, The First Tier and Upper Tribunals (Tax), Competition Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunals and Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 16 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement is for an initial period of 2 years. The Contracting Authority retains an option to extend the agreement for a further two 12 month periods.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in High Value (£75,000+) or Complex Cases

1)Short description

The Authority requires Service Providers who can provide all aspects of a Law Costs Draftsman Service for Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in high value (i.e. £75,000 or more) cases, or cases which are complex or sensitive or involve litigants-in- person or which are unusual civil cases, by example, in the High Court, Court of Appeal, The Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, The First Tier and Upper Tribunals (Tax), Competition Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunals, and Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

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

Following the sifting of PQQ responses, it is anticipated that 16 Potential Providers will be invited to tender.
Following the receipt and evaluation of tenders, it is anticipated that framework agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 8 Potential Providers.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in Low Value (less than £75,000) or Routine Cases

1)Short description

The Authority requires Service Providers who can provide all aspects of a Law Costs Draftsman Service for Adverse Costs and Recovery of Costs in low value (less than £75,000) or routine cases, for example, in the High Court, Court of Appeal, The Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, County Courts, The First Tier and Upper Tribunals (Tax), Competition Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunals and Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

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

Following the sifting of PQQ responses, it is anticipated that 16 Potential Providers will be invited to tender.
Following the receipt and evaluation of tenders, it is anticipated that framework agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 8 Potential Providers.

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 Government Procurement Service 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:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Suppliers instructions How to Express Interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://buyingsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now 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 & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates 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 2 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:
Candidates 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 works carried out over the past three years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) 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.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) 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;
(e) 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;
(f) 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;
(g) 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 three years;
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied:
(i) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
(ii) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.

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: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 minimum number 16: and maximum number 32
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

19.3.2012
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

Date: 10.4.2012 – 15:00
Place:

Electronically, via e-tendering tool.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 is for an initial period of 2 years. The Contracting Authority retains an option to extend the agreement for a further two 12 month periods.
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.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
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.
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, NHS Doctors including ambulance trusts. 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/

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: www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk

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
Telephone: +44 3454102222
Internet address: www.buyingsolutions.gsi.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.1.2012