Legal Services Framework for HM Revenue and Customs

Legal Services Framework for HM Revenue and Customs

The subject matter for this contract is legal services (including litigation services) required primarily for HMRC’s Enforcement and Insolvency Team.

Reference number: GB-Salford-Legal Services

Deadline date:28/06/2013

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£1,000,000 – £5,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: HM Revenue and Customs

Original source URL


Description of the contract

Legal services (including litigation) – please refer to section 12. Other information This requirement is advertised as a Part B service under the regulations.



Classification of the contract

79100000 Legal services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 21

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
4 Technical Merit Strategic Requirements 5.00
3 Technical Merit Security 10.00
1 Quality 45.00
2 Cost effectiveness 40.00

Estimated length of contract: 01/09/2013 – 31/08/2017


Who to contact

Contact name James Gadsby

Organisation name HM Revenue & Customs

Address Commercial Directorate, 5th Floor West Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M60 9LA

Telephone 01618270389

Extension number:

Fax 0161 827 0270

Web address


How to apply

The subject matter for this contract is legal services (including litigation services) required primarily for HMRC’s Enforcement and Insolvency Team who deal with the following work: ? Legal advice on recovery and enforcement of tax, VAT and other duties, National Insurance Contributions, Tax Credits and Benefits and other debts for which HMRC are responsible ? Personal and Corporate Insolvency Due to the nature, complexity and value, both in monetary terms and that of legal principle, of the majority of the work carried out by the Contracting Authority, the subject matter of the contract requires professional ability that can be demonstrated by prior experience of conducting complex civil recovery litigation and the minimum level of technical and professional ability required must reflect this fact. The services are required in England and Wales. HMRC is conducting this tendering exercise under the OJEU Open procedure and is using an eSourcing (eTendering) tool or application. ((Information about the e-Sourcing application, and about supplying to HMRC in general, is available on the HMRC website: Economic operators who require access to the online tender documentation must send an email to any time up to, but no later than 1500hrs on 28 June 2013. This email should contain (a) the contract reference shown in Section 8 (b) a contact email address; (c) a contact name; and (d) the company name and contact telephone number. Economic operators who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access the online Tender documentation. (If an email response from HMRC is not received within one working day of your request, re-contact (after first checking your spam in-box) notifying non-receipt and confirming when the request was first made). Online Tender documentation must be fully completed (and any requested associated hard-copy documents received by HMRC) no later than 1500hrs on 12 July 2013. Tender documentation not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. (When requesting access to the online Tender documentation, please notify the Authority if you have any accessibility issues (disabilities) which may prevent you from providing a high quality response using the eSourcing application. This will then allow HMRC to agree with you an appropriate format for you to view and respond to the requirements). All communications shall be in English. Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from the Invitation to Tender will be considered as a contract made in England according to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The Awarding Authority does not bind itself to accept any tender and reserves the right to accept any part of the tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates to the contrary.
Requirement: Legal Services Framework