Legal Services Framework

Legal Services Framework

Lot 1 covers specialist public law and parliamentary agency services including in connection with the making of orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992, together with planning, compulsory purchase and related advice and services including in connection with parliamentary proceedings.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Legal services

2013/S 163-284314

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Metro
Wellington House, 40-50, Wellington Street
For the attention of: Christopher Brooks
LS1 2DE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132517272
E-mail: chris.brooks@wypte.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wymetro.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.delta-esourcing.com. Access code B66B4K4498
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Passenger Transport Executive
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
11 Broad Street West
S1 2BQ Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM

Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
M1 3BG Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Legal Services Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
NUTS code UKE4

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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Legal services. Legal advisory services. Legal advisory and information services. A framework of legal service suppliers within two Lots covering a wide range of legal services. In addition, the “value added” propositions covering areas such as training, facilities, accessibility, staff development and access to research resources etc.
Lot 1 covers specialist public law and parliamentary agency services including in connection with the making of orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992, together with planning, compulsory purchase and related advice and services including in connection with parliamentary proceedings.
Lot 2 is seeking proposals from “full service law firms” with the range of skills and experience required to meet the general commercial and public sector legal requirements. In particular Service Providers shall have the capacity to support delivery of major projects, high value procurement and other areas of work of strategic importance which require specific expertise and/or capacity.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79140000

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:

To be provided in the tender documents.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Specialist Public Law and Parliamentary Agency Services

1)Short description

Public Law;
Transport and Works Act, Compulsory Purchase, & Planning;
Transport;
Public Procurement & Funding.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details will be given in the tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: General Commercial and Public Sector Legal Requirements

1)Short description

Regulatory Compliance;
Technology and IP;
Property and Land Management;
Development & Construction;
Contracts and General Commercial;
Dispute Resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Full details will be given in the tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: A pre-qualification questionnaire and Statement of Requirements must be downloaded from, completed and submitted back into Metro’s e-tendering system www.delta-esourcing.com. Log in, select Response Manager and use code B66B4K4498 to gain access to the documents. Applicants will be evaluated on skill, experience, competence, integrity, financial standing and responsibility.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A pre-qualification questionnaire and Statement of Requirements must be downloaded from, completed and submitted back into Metro’s e-tendering system: www.delta-esourcing.com. Log in, select Response Manager and use code B66B4K4498 to gain access to the documents. Applicants will be evaluated on skill, experience, competence, integrity, financial standing and responsibility.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Applicants’ balance sheet should not show a negative net worth. At least Law Society minimum public and professional liability insurance cover. Applicants must not be subject to an Intervention by the SRA.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A pre-qualification questionnaire and Statement of Requirements must be downloaded from, completed and submitted back into Metro’s e-tendering system: www.delta-esourcing.com. Log in, select Response Manager and use code B66B4K4498 to gain access to the documents. Applicants will be evaluated on skill, experience, competence, integrity, financial standing and responsibility.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Applicants’ balance sheet should not show a negative net worth. At least Law Society minimum public and professional liability insurance cover. Applicants must not be subject to an Intervention by the SRA.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Applicants will be evaluated on skill, experience, competence, integrity, financial standing and responsibility.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

2326
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.9.2013 – 16:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

25.9.2013 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds%2C:-Legal-services./B66B4K4498

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/B66B4K4498

GO Reference: GO-2013821-PRO-5053873

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Metro
Wellington House, 40-50, Wellington Street
LS1 2DE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132517272

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Metro
Wellington House, 40-50, Wellington Street,
LS1 2DE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132517272

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Metro
Wellington House, 40-50, Wellington Street,
LS1 2DE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132517272

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.8.2013