Legal Services Framework South West

Legal Services Framework South West

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3.

UK-Trowbridge: legal services

2012/S 32-051892

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Selwood Housing Society Ltd.
Bryer Ash Business Park, Bradford Road
Contact point(s): Ian Harrington
BA14 8RT Trowbridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225715822
E-mail: i.harrington@selwoodhousing.com
Fax: +44 1225715800

Internet address(es):

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

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

Other: Registered provider
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.
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: Trowbridge.
NUTS code UKK15

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: 700 000 GBP

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

The framework is intended to provide construction and contract (including general) legal services and housing related legal services to Selwood Housing. A comprehensive range of services is included in the coverage of this framework agreement involving property and litigation, health and safety, corporate governance and commercial.
As indicated above, the services primarily relate to legal services, but some similar work in connection with other public sector housing management legal services may also be included.
The performance and technical capacity of applicants will be reassessed continuously throughout the framework agreement.
Further details are included in the tender documentation.
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: 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:

The framework is intended to provide general legal services and housing management legal services to Selwood Housing.
The service is divided into 2 lots shown below.
— Lot 1. Construction and contract (including general) legal services,
— Lot 2. Housing related legal services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 700 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Construction and contract (including general) legal services

1)Short description

Main legal services include; property and litigation, health and safety, corporate governance, development and commercial.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

See II.2.1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Subject to the applications received it is envisaged that up to 3 suppliers will be appointed to the lot.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Housing related legal services

1)Short description

Main services include services for anti social behavior, tenancy management, changes in legislation, maintenance issues, access issues, leaseholder advice and leaseholder tribunals.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

See II.2.1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Subject to the applications received it is envisaged that up to 3 suppliers will be appointed to the lot.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The contracting authority reserves the rights to require deposits, guarantees and/or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the financial conditions and payment arrangements will be included in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium is tendering the contracting authority reserves the rights to require groupings of suppliers to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes a 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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of DIrective 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
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 Articles 45 to 50 of DIrective 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of DIrective 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum turnover of 1 000 000 GBP in the last financial year. Public liability insurance, employers liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance of 5 000 000 GBP each.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the framework PQQ or tender documents.
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: To discharge its statutory duties Selwood Housing must use staff that have the relevant professional qualifications, experience and competence.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: This is for a part B service and is being advertised voluntarily to comply with the spirit of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 as amended.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
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: 29.2.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.3.2012
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 tenders

Date: 10.4.2012
Place:

Selwood Housing Offices Trowbridge.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the organisation.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

The timescales for opening is a best estimate only. As this notice is being placed voluntarily, there will be no standstill period.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.2.2012

UK-Trowbridge: legal services

2012/S 32-051892

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Selwood Housing Society Ltd.
Bryer Ash Business Park, Bradford Road
Contact point(s): Ian Harrington
BA14 8RT Trowbridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225715822
E-mail: i.harrington@selwoodhousing.com
Fax: +44 1225715800

Internet address(es):

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

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

Other: Registered provider
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.
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: Trowbridge.
NUTS code UKK15

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: 700 000 GBP

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

The framework is intended to provide construction and contract (including general) legal services and housing related legal services to Selwood Housing. A comprehensive range of services is included in the coverage of this framework agreement involving property and litigation, health and safety, corporate governance and commercial.
As indicated above, the services primarily relate to legal services, but some similar work in connection with other public sector housing management legal services may also be included.
The performance and technical capacity of applicants will be reassessed continuously throughout the framework agreement.
Further details are included in the tender documentation.
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: 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:

The framework is intended to provide general legal services and housing management legal services to Selwood Housing.
The service is divided into 2 lots shown below.
— Lot 1. Construction and contract (including general) legal services,
— Lot 2. Housing related legal services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 700 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Construction and contract (including general) legal services

1)Short description

Main legal services include; property and litigation, health and safety, corporate governance, development and commercial.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

See II.2.1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Subject to the applications received it is envisaged that up to 3 suppliers will be appointed to the lot.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Housing related legal services

1)Short description

Main services include services for anti social behavior, tenancy management, changes in legislation, maintenance issues, access issues, leaseholder advice and leaseholder tribunals.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope

See II.2.1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Subject to the applications received it is envisaged that up to 3 suppliers will be appointed to the lot.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The contracting authority reserves the rights to require deposits, guarantees and/or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the financial conditions and payment arrangements will be included in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium is tendering the contracting authority reserves the rights to require groupings of suppliers to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes a 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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of DIrective 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
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 Articles 45 to 50 of DIrective 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of DIrective 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum turnover of 1 000 000 GBP in the last financial year. Public liability insurance, employers liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance of 5 000 000 GBP each.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address set out in Section 1.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the framework PQQ or tender documents.
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: To discharge its statutory duties Selwood Housing must use staff that have the relevant professional qualifications, experience and competence.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: This is for a part B service and is being advertised voluntarily to comply with the spirit of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 as amended.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
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: 29.2.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.3.2012
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 tenders

Date: 10.4.2012
Place:

Selwood Housing Offices Trowbridge.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the organisation.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

The timescales for opening is a best estimate only. As this notice is being placed voluntarily, there will be no standstill period.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.2.2012