Legal Services Tender – National Audit Office

Legal Services Tender – National Audit Office

Lot 1: Constitutional and Public Law, Lot 2: Local Public Audit Law.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2020/S 208-509172

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: National Audit Office
Postal address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tania.khan@nao.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987985
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.nao.org.uk/

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Legal-services./82R9T84E65
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/82R9T84E65
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Central Government

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Financial and VFM audits

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

GEN_20_28 The Provision of Legal Services: Constitutional and Public Law and Local Public Audit Law

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Legal advice for constitutional and public law and local public audit law.

This tender has been divided into two lots.

Lot 1: Constitutional and Public Law,

Lot 2: Local Public Audit Law.

Further details can be found in the ITT documents.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 885 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Constitutional and Public Law

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

London.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Legal Advice relating to the C&AG/NAO’s constitutional position and statutory powers – including but not limited to:

• interpretation of C&AG/NAO’s existing powers and responsibilities (for example: financial audit; value for money examinations and Comptroller function);

• proposed/draft legislation impacting on C&AG/NAO’s powers and responsibilities (both UK and devolved legislation);

• relationship between the C&AG, the NAO and Parliament;

• C&AG’s discretion and independence;

• C&AG as an Officer of the House of Commons;

• parliamentary privilege.

Advice relating to existing and draft legislation of relevance to the C&AG/NAO’s operational and audit activities – including but not limited to:

• application and compliance with statutory regimes (for example: Freedom of Information; Environmental Information Regulations; subject access requests; data protection; money laundering; judicial review; equality and inclusion);

• interpretation and guidance regarding the implications of public law matters for the C&AG/NAO’s work (for example: commercial sensitivity; national security; confidentiality; tax law; defamation and discovery; legal privilege and subjudice questions; EU exit, EU law; devolution and Covid-19 related matters).

 

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: 1 510 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial period of 48 months with the option to extend for a further period of 24 months.

 

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/82R9T84E65

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Local Public Audit Law

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

London.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

• Legal advice Including but not limited to:

— supporting and advising on matters relating to the C&AG’s Code of Audit Practice and guidance to local auditors;

— providing guidance and advice on all aspects of the local public audit regime in England;

— assisting the NAO in responding to queries from audit firms and other correspondents on the interpretation of public law, audit law and the legal framework applicable to local public bodies;

— advising on anticipated/actual changes in relevant primary and secondary legislation and regulations, including any implications of EU exit, devolution and Covid-19.

 

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: 375 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial period of 48 months with the option to extend for a further period of 24 months.

 

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/82R9T84E65

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 26/11/2020
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/11/2020
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2026.

 

VI.3)Additional information:

 

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Legal-services./82R9T84E65

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/82R9T84E65

Go reference: GO-20201021-PRO-17259613

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: National Audit Office
Postal address: 157 – 197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
Town: London
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tania.khan@nao.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987985
Internet address: www.nao.org.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/10/2020