Legal Services Tender – Guildford Borough Council

Legal Services Tender – Guildford Borough Council

Guildford Borough Council seek to appoint a single legal services provider (via the Light Touch regime) with proven local government experience delivering large scale grant-funded regeneration projects.

United Kingdom-Guildford: Legal services

2020/S 217-534013

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Guildford Borough Council
Postal address: Millmead House
Town: Guildford
NUTS code: UKJ25 West Surrey
Postal code: GU2 4BB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Adrian Swift
E-mail: adrian.swift@guildford.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

GBC — Guildford Economic Regeneration Project (GERP) — Legal Services

 

Reference number: GBC – 031685

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

GBC seek to appoint a single legal services provider (via the Light Touch regime) with proven local government experience delivering large scale grant-funded regeneration projects in the following disciplines:

— planning and environmental law,

— property law,

— procurement,

— contracts and state aid and local government law.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79111000 Legal advisory services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ25 West Surrey
NUTS code: UKJ26 East Surrey
Main site or place of performance:

Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is a two-stage competition run under the Light Touch Regime via restricted procedure. GBC is seeking a single multi-disciplinary legal services provider who is able to provide all required services. At the first stage of the competition (10 days duration) a maximum of five competitors will be shortlisted on the basis of the selection criteria set out in the selection questionnaire. At stage two (10 days duration), providers will be asked to complete a technical evaluation based on the information set out in the competition conditions and its appendices. The subject of this procurement process is multi-disciplinary legal services for a local government organisation delivering an economic regeneration programme.

 

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: 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possible extension of 12 months plus a further 12 months.

 

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

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As listed in the selection process.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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:

Registered with the solicitor’s regulation authority.

 

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.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Registered with the solicitor’s regulation authority.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Light Touch Regime applies and services are required to meet project delivery timings.

 

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/11/2020
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement process is being conducted under the Procurement Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). The services are listed as legal services within PCR 2015; as such this procurement is subject to the ‘Light Touch’ and will follow the process as described in the documents.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Guildford Borough Council
Postal address: Millmead House
Town: Guildford
Postal code: GU2 4BB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: adrian.swift@guildford.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

 

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/11/2020