Legal Services Framework Plymouth

Legal Services Framework Plymouth

Legal Services Framework 2014 for Development, Governance, Finance and Procurement support at PCH.

United Kingdom-Plymouth: Legal services

2014/S 007-008137

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Plymouth Community Homes Ltd.
Plymouth Community Homes, Floor 3, Princess Court, 23 Princess Street
For the attention of: Karen Grannum
PL1 2EX Plymouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1752388349
E-mail: karen.grannum@plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk

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

Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Legal Services Framework 2014 for Development, Governance, Finance and Procurement support at PCH.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Plymouth, Devon UK.
NUTS code UKK41

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 800 000 GBP

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

Provision of legal services for guidance, advice and support covering four separate business areas at PCH; Development, Governance, Finance and Procurement. Further details of the service specification will be specified within the PQQ and Tender.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:

Provision of legal services for guidance, advice and support covering four separate business areas at Plymouth Community Homes; Development, Governance, Finance and Procurement. Further details of the service specification will be specified within the PQQ and Tender.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Details of the deposits and guarantees required from successful bidders will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the financing conditions and payment arrangements applicable to successful bidders will be set out in the tender documents.
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details of conditions are set out in the PQQ and Tender documents.
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: In accordance with Article 45 of the Consolidated Directive 2004/18/EC and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in I.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address set out at I.1 and must be returned by the date set out at IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address set out at I.1 and must be returned by the date set out at IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Legal advice and guidance is being sought from suitably qualified legal service providers and it is expected appropriately qualified legal experts will be employed to perform the service specification as set out in the PQQ and Tender documents.
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

Envisaged minimum number 1: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See the tender document.
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:

Legal Services 2014
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2010/S 28-040150 of 10.2.2010

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.2.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.3.2014
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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Plymouth Community Homes reserves the right not to award a framework agreement(s) . An appointment to a framework agreement is not a guarantee of work and Plymouth Community Homes may seek to award one off requirements if necesary outside of the frameworks.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: PCH will allow a period of at least ten (10) calendar days between the date it gives notice to candidates of the decision to award the proposed agreement and the date on which it proposes to conclude the agreement. If, by midnight at the end of the second working day of the ten (10) day standstill period, PCH receives a request in writing from a candidate as to why it was not successful, PCH is required to provide additional information to the candidate.
That information must be provided at least three (3) working days before the expiry of the ten (10) days’ standstill period (though the standstill period may be extended if it is not possible to provide the information in time). Requests for additional information should be sent to the contact at section 1.1. An aggrieved candidate who claims that it has suffered or risked loss or damage as a result of breach by PCH of its duties under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 may take proceedings in the High Court. Any such proceedings must be brought promptly and in any event within three (3) months from the date on which grounds for bringing proceedings first arose (the Court has a discretion to extend the period for good reason).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Office of Government Commerce
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.1.2014