Legal Services Tender – Planning Law
The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons acting jointly of the Houses of Parliament, are intending to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement to secure legal services in the field of planning law.
United Kingdom-London: Legal services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Business Support Team
Telephone: +44 2072191600
NUTS code: UKI
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Legal Services-Planning Law
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Established in June 2016, strategic estates delivers capital investment in the parliamentary estate. Comprising more than 30 buildings, 70 % of the estate is listed and 2 buildings are Grade I listed: The Palace of Westminster; Norman Shaw North.
To support strategic estates in delivery of a significant programme of capital investment which includes but which is not limited to the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme and the Northern Estate Programme, the Authority requires to secure specialist legal services in the field of planning law [“the Services”]. The Services will support strategic estates in securing the necessary planning and related consents for both capital investment projects and major capital maintenance projects (as required).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons acting jointly of the Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA are intending to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement to secure legal services in the field of planning law (“the Services”).
It is envisaged that the services will be “estate wide” and promote a joined up, holistic approach to this specific area of law. Supporting strategic estates major capital projects and capital maintenance works including the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme and the Northern Estate Programme, the services will include but not be limited to legal issues in relation to: town and planning procedures; highways procedures (including procedures for stopping up of highways and traffic regulation orders); heritage issues including conservation areas, listed buildings and world heritage site issues; environmental impact assessment including screening and scoping; community infrastructure levy; compulsory purchase and compensation; planning appeals and call-in; judicial review and other legal challenges; development plan representations; neighbourhood planning; access to information including application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 in liaison with and with the approval of the Office of Speaker’s Counsel and the Counsel to the Chairman of Committees and other strategic advice as may be required by the Authority.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
Full details provided in procurement documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
Full details provided in procurement documentation.
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons acting jointly of the Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA are intending to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement for legal services, planning law. As legal services fall within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), it is subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of PCR 2015. Any references to fully regulated processes or procedures are for ease of reference only and should not be taken as recognition nor acceptance that the same apply in this instance.
The SQ documents will be accessible at the Houses of Parliament e-procurement portal:
Tender submissions must be uploaded to the e-procurement portal; electronic responses submitted via e-mail are not acceptable. To access these documents, select the tender reference FWK1119 in the “current tenders” list; click on the “view tender details” and express interest by clicking on the button provided. You will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have previously registered with in-tend, please follow the link shown which will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. If you have registered and forgotten your username and password, click on the “forgotten password” link on the in-tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, please contact the PPCS Business Support team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +44 (0)2072191600 for further assistance.
You are advised to allow sufficient time when responding. Late tenders will not be accepted. If you are uploading multiple documents, you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application such as WinZip or WinRAR.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: