Legal Services Framework Aberdeen

Legal Services Framework Aberdeen

This procurement is to establish a Framework of around 5 suitably qualified and experienced legal services providers to carry out legal works on behalf of the Langstane Group.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Legal services

2019/S 110-268854

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Langstane Housing Association
680 King Street
AB24 1SL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Caughey
Telephone: +44 7505111491
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

Other type: Housing Association

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Framework for Legal Services

Reference number: LANG-06-19

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Langstane Group require to establish a panel of suitably qualified and experienced legal services providers to cover general legal work, contractual, procurement, construction, acquisitions and conveyancing (including shared ownership), court work, governance, regulation, financial management and charity matters and employment matters.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 840 000.00 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: UKM5
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is to establish a framework of around 5 suitably qualified and experienced legal services providers to carry out legal works on behalf of the Langstane Group as and when required. The types of work are likely to include general legal work, contractual, procurement, construction, acquisitions and conveyancing (including shared ownership), court work, governance, regulation, financial management and charity and employment law matters. Please note that applicants do not need to demonstrate expertise in all areas.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 840 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is for 36 months with a 12 month optional extension.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Key staff skills, qualifications and experience (40 %), 3 Case Studies (60 %).

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:

Please see the ESPD module in PCS.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please see the ESPD module in PCS.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please see ESPD module in PCS.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Applicants must be qualified lawyers.

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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
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: 15/07/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 05/08/2019

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

Tender must be valid until: 27/12/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

4 years hence.

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:

Please note that applicants are not required to be able to evidence experience of all requirements. It is understood that certain legal firms and associates will have expertise in specific areas. This will be taken into account when deciding on the final number of providers in the framework i.e. to ensure a full range of expertise is available from the framework.

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.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community benefits will be proportionate to the amount of business received from the framework and is likely to include benefits for tenants and local school pupils/leavers.

(SC Ref:585911)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Langstane Housing Association
AB24 1WU
United KingdomInternet 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: