Legal Aid Services Tender

Legal Aid Services Tender

Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from April 2021.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2020/S 194-470542

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/legal-aid-for-providers/tenders
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: other publicly funded services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services in England and Wales from April 2021

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting applicants to submit a tender for a 2021 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’ or ‘Contract’) to provide specialist telephone advice in the education and/or discrimination categories of law from 1 April 2021 as part of the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) service.

The LAA intends to award a total of six separate CLA Contracts:

• 3 in the discrimination category; and

• 3 in the education category.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 56 264 773.11 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Education — Lot 1

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting applicants to submit a tender for a 2021 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) or ‘Contract’) to provide specialist telephone advice in the education and/or discrimination categories of law from 1 April 2021 as part of the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) service.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Specialist Telephone Advice Contract Invitations to Tender (‘ITTs’), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of six separate CLA Contracts:

• 3 in the discrimination category; and

• 3 in the education category.

In the discrimination category, we are seeking to award 3 Contracts of equal size.

In Education, applicants will be able to bid for a ‘Lot’ depending on the volume of work they wish to deliver as follows:

• Lot 1: we are seeking to award 2 contracts, each delivering 20 % of the total volume of education contract work; and

• Lot 2: we are seeking to award 1 contract, delivering 60 % of the total volume of education contract work.

The LAA reserves the right to award fewer than 3 contracts in the education and/or discrimination category and/or no contracts in any one or more categories.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 1 — staffing the service / Weighting: 22
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 2 — delivering a quality service / Weighting: 13
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 3 — capacity planning for the service / Weighting: 17
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 4 — implementation of the service / Weighting: 8
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 240 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/12/2020
End: 31/08/2023
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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Education — Lot 2

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a tender for a 2021 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) or ‘Contract’) to provide specialist telephone advice in the education and/or discrimination categories of law from 1 April 2021 as part of the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) service.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Specialist Telephone Advice Contract Invitations to Tender (‘ITTs’), including how Applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of six separate CLA Contracts:

• 3 in the discrimination category; and

• 3 in the education category.

In the discrimination category, we are seeking to award 3 contracts of equal size.

In education, applicants will be able to bid for a ‘Lot’ depending on the volume of work they wish to deliver as follows:

• Lot 1 – we are seeking to award 2 contracts, each delivering 20 % of the total volume of education contract work; and

• Lot 2 – we are seeking to award 1 contract, delivering 60 % of the total volume of education contract work.

The LAA reserves the right to award fewer than 3 contracts in the education and/or discrimination category and/or no contracts in any one or more categories.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 1 — staffing the service / Weighting: 22
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 2 — delivering a quality service / Weighting: 13
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 3 — capacity planning for the service / Weighting: 17
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 4 — implementation of the service / Weighting: 8
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 960 000.00 EUR

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

Start: 01/12/2020
End: 31/08/2023
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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Discrimination

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting Applicants to submit a Tender for a 2021 Civil Legal Advice Contract (‘CLA Contract’) or ‘Contract’) to provide specialist telephone advice in the education and/or discrimination categories of law from 1 April 2021 as part of the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based Civil Legal Advice (‘CLA’) service.

This Information for Applicants document (‘IFA’) provides information about the CLA Specialist Telephone Advice Contract Invitations to Tender (‘ITTs’), including how applicants submit an ITT Response, and the rules governing this stage of the procurement process.

The LAA intends to award a total of six separate CLA Contracts:

• 3 in the discrimination category; and

• 3 in the education category.

In the discrimination category, we are seeking to award 3 contracts of equal size.

In education, applicants will be able to bid for a ‘Lot’ depending on the volume of work they wish to deliver as follows:

• Lot 1 — we are seeking to award 2 contracts, each delivering 20 % of the total volume of education contract work; and

• Lot 2 — we are seeking to award 1 contract, delivering 60 % of the total volume of education contract work.

The LAA reserves the right to award fewer than 3 contracts in the education and/or discrimination category and/or no contracts in any one or more categories.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 1 — staffing the service / Weighting: 22
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 2 — delivering a quality service / Weighting: 13
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 3 — capacity planning for the service / Weighting: 17
Quality criterion – Name: Criterion 4 — implementation of the service / Weighting: 8
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 600 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/12/2020
End: 31/08/2023
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

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

Date: 05/11/2020
Local time: 09:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 06/11/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/11/2020
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Postal address: 70 Fleet Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC4Y 1EU
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

01/10/2020