Legal Services Contract Scottish Information Commissioner

Legal Services Contract Scottish Information Commissioner

ITT for the Provision of Legal Services. CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road,

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

UK

Liz Brown

+44 1334464610

enquiries@itspublicknowledge.info

+44 1334464611
www.itspublicknowledge.info

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

ITT for the Provision of Legal Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Information Commissioner is inviting tenders for the provision of legal services for a three year period from 1 July 2012. This period may be extended by up to a further two years at the discretion of the Commissioner.

This is a high profile and challenging area of work. The Commissioner has to date issued almost 1,500 decisions under Scotland’s freedom of information legislation, over 30 of which have been appealed to the Court of Session, while one decision has been appealed to the House of Lords. Another case is currently before the Supreme Court.

Those submitting tenders must be able to instruct counsel and clients in relation to Court of Session (preferably Inner House) work involving public law matters. Tenderers must also be able to demonstrate a knowledge of freedom of information law, and its interaction with other relevant legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998. The successful tenderer will also be required to provide training to the Commissioner and her staff.

 

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=228729.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

281000 Advocacy
281200 General Support
281300 Legal Opinion
281400 Specialist Support
289999 other Legal Services

100 All Scotland
120 … Highlands and Islands
130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South
180 … Outside Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The Commissioner requires a fixed price bid, detailing costs per person per hour and all incidentals.

The Commissioner is inviting tenders for the provision of legal services for a three year period from 1 July 2012. This period may be extended by up to a further two years at the discretion of the Commissioner.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SIC LS

4.3

Time Limits


15-06-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  15-06-2012

c) Estimated award date  25-06-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Full details of this ITT are provided in the attached documents or from our website – http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/WorkingwiththeCommissioner/Contractsprocurement.asp

(SC Ref:228729)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT for the provision of legal services PDF
Specification for ITT for Legal Services for Scottish Information Commissioner
Schedules to Tender ITT for Legal Services for Scottish Information Commissioner
Return Address Label

5.3

Publication date of this notice

18-05-2012