Legal Services Contract – Argyll and Bute

Legal Services Contract – Argyll and Bute

To manage all our legal service requirements for the period April 2020 to March 2025.

United Kingdom-Oban: Legal services

2020/S 009-016949

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Argyll Community Housing Association Ltd
Postal address: Menzies House, Glenshellach Business Park
Town: Oban
NUTS code: UKM63
Postal code: PA34 4RY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Bruce West
Telephone: +44 1546605829

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Legal Services Contract (2020-2025)

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Argyll Community Housing Association seek to appoint a company to manage all our legal service requirements for the period April 2020 to March 2025.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Oban, Lochgilphead, Dunoon and Helensburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To procure legal services for ACHA and its subsidiaries including but not limited to:

Corporate and contracts law, charity and company law, governance and regulation, construction and procurement law, employment law, health and safety law including tribunal representation, data Protection (GDPR) and freedom of information law, housing law, insurance, banking and finance law, land and property law, conveyancing and remedial conveyancing property investment law, development and regeneration law, heritable property recovery and debt recovery, shared equity, general litigation and general legal advice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Price – Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 60
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

List and brief description of conditions:

Interested parties must be a member of the ‘Law Society of Scotland’.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to ESPD document.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to ESPD document.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 10/02/2020
Local time: 17:00
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/02/2020
Local time: 09:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Website at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

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.

(SC Ref:610282)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Argyll Community Housing Association Ltd
Postal address: Menzies House, Glenshellach Business Park
Town: Oban
Postal code: PA34 4RY
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1546605829Internet address:
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: