Legal Services Relating to Potential Corporate Acquisitions

Legal Services Relating to Potential Corporate Acquisitions

Legal services related to potentially generally high value and/or complex corporate real estate transactions. 

United Kingdom-Stratford: Legal services

2018/S 228-521842

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London and Quadrant Housing Trust
29-25 West Ham Lane
E15 4PH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement
Telephone: +44 3004569998
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:
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

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Legal Services Relating to Potential Corporate Acquisitions

Reference number: DEV00119

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement activity relates to the provision of legal services related to potentially generally high value and/or complex corporate real estate transactions. Please note the procurement documentation for more information.

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.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement activity relates to the provision of legal services as described as follows:

— the provision of legal services related to potentially generally high value and/or complex corporate real estate transactions,

— the provision of legal services related specifically to the potential corporate acquisitions of two strategic land and/or housebuilding companies, and,

— the provision of legal services relating to alternative structures that would satisfy L&Q’s strategic ambitions. L&Q is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Service Provider to provide high quality Services supported by robust management and quality control processes. Tenderers will need to demonstrate that they have the requisite skills, infrastructure, resources and procedures already in place to perform the Contract to the standard required by L&Q. Examples of the standard expected of the Service Provider are:

— being able to self-audit all aspects of the Services to ensure that consistently high levels of service are attained, including quality checks on personnel,

— providing accurate and detailed cost information to enable forward planning and budget forecasting on a quarterly basis,

— taking responsibility for ensuring L&Q’s compliance with current legislation for all aspects of the Services as far as their work activities are concerned,

— maintaining the agreed level of PI Insurance at all times the services are being provided and for a period of five (5) years thereafter. Please note all procurement documentation which includes a specification for the required services in Section D of the Part 1 ITT document.

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

L&Q are running a light touch procurement on the basis that the nature of the services required falls under the light touch regime. Please note the instructions and timescales in the procurement documentation.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 07/12/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
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: