Legal Services Framework – Governance, Trust, Public and Charity

Legal Services Framework – Governance, Trust, Public and Charity

The University of Reading is seeking to appoint law firms to establish a framework across 4 lots to provide external legal expertise to complement its in-house department.

United Kingdom-Reading: Legal services

2019/S 236-579036

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Reading
Postal address: Miller Building. PO Box 227, Whiteknights Campus
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG6 6AB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jo Jennings
E-mail: j.e.jennings@reading.ac.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.reading.ac.uk/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/theuniversityofreading

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/theuniversityofreading
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/theuniversityofreading
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services Framework — Lot 3: Governance, Trust, Public and Charity

Reference number: UOR-PRO-20–12 Lot 3

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Reading wish to appoint law firms to establish a framework across 4 lots to provide external legal expertise to complement its in-house department. The framework will be divided into the following lots. Lot 3: Governance, Trust, public and charity legal services please note that bidders will not be appointed to more than 3 lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ11
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Reading is seeking to appoint law firms to establish a framework across 4 lots to provide external legal expertise to complement its in-house department. This will include flexible resource that may be utilised to address gaps in expertise, lack of capacity, short terms demand peaks and projects and periods of absence. The University’s Legal Services Department supports the University and its subsidiaries with a large and diverse range of projects, collaborations an contractual activity in the UK and beyond. The framework will be divided into the following lots. Lot 1: commercial, corporate and employment legal services Lot 1 also contains an optional Sub-Lot (1A) for intellectual property, searching, registration and portfolio management Services. The University is seeking to appoint one firm to Sub-Lot 1A from the panel members appointed to Lot 1, who can provide all of the services listed in the specification;

Lot 2: student and higher education legal services;

Lot 3: Governance, Trust, public and charity legal services;

Lot 4: property and estate legal services this procurement relates to legal services which are listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as a specific service, known as the light touch regime. It will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 PCR 2015. Please refer to the full specification as detailed in the Invitation to tender (Schedule 2). Please note that bidders will not be appointed to more than 3 lots. All procurement documents are available from www.in-tendhost.co.uk/theuniversityofreading. After registering access will be given to view the full documents.

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: 1 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 4

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:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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 a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A

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: no
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: 06/01/2020
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 15/01/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: University of Reading
Postal address: Miller Building, PO Box 227, Whiteknights
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG6 6AB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: j.e.jennings@reading.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1183788305Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/theuniversityofreading
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/12/2019