Legal Services Tender

Legal Services Tender

The contracting authority is establishing a framework to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector. Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 68.UK-Salford: Legal services

2013/S 046-074462

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Technology House, Lissadel Street
For the attention of: Steve Davies
M66AP Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7966040564
E-mail: steve.davies@dukefield.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.thecpc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dukefield

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dukefield

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dukefield

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

North East Universities Purchasing Consortium
103 Clarendon Road
LS29DF Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Legal Services Tender
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: The contract is for the use of Public Sector Bodies throughout the United Kingdom
NUTS code UK

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: 68
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:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 140 000 000 GBP

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

The contracting authority is establishing a framework to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Servides. The agreement is let of behalf of the Crescent Purchasing Consortium members and members of the North East Universities Purchasing Consortium. The framework will also be open for use by all other public sector contracting authorities (as defined in Article 1 (9) of Directive 2004/18/EC and implemented by Regulation 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006) or their agents.
These include but are not limited to central government departments and their agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), NHS bodies (including; acute trusts, ambulance trusts, primary care trusts, care trusts, NHS hospital trusts, strategic health authorities, mental health trusts, special health authorities), Local Authorities (as defined in Regulation3 (2) to (5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (‘the Regulations’), Police Authorities (as defined by Regulation 3 (1) (j) to (p) of the Regulations), Emergency Services, Educational Establishment (including Schools, Universities, Academies, Colleges of Further Education) and Registered Social Landlords who have a need to purchase these services. Please see the following websites for further
details:
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/ndpb

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/search.xhtml?clear=true

http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/localauthorities.php

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/typesofschools/academies/b00208569/open-academies

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/unicoll/

http:www.police-information.co.uk

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

http.//www.gov.uk/government/organisation/cabinet-office

http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk

http://www.housingnet.co.uk

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/showcharity/registerofcharities/registerhomepage.aspx?&=&
https://www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist/poaplist.html

http://www.bufdg.ac.uk

http://www.thecpc.ac.uk/

There will be 14 Lots under this framework, one for each of the following regions throughout the United Kingdom and a single lot covering the entire United Kingdom.
Lot 1: Legal Services – East Anglia
Lot 2: Legal Services – East Midlands
Lot 3: Legal Services – London
Lot 4: Legal Services – North East England
Lot 5: Legal Services – North West England
Lot 6: Legal Services – Scotland
Lot 7: Legal Services – South East England
Lot 8: Legal Services – South West England
Lot 9: Legal Services – Wales
Lot 10: Legal Services – West Midlands
Lot 11: Legal Services – Yorkshire and Humber
Lot 12: Legal Services – Northern Ireland
Lot 13: Legal Services – Channel Islands
Lot 14: Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
All Legal Services will be available under each Lot.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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 volume of legal services required by potential users of the framework is entirely dependent upon the uptake of the agreement by end users and subsequent direct awards and further competitions.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 140 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for a period of up to one year at the Contracting Authority’s sole discretion
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 Legal Services – East Anglia

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within East Anglia; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the East Anglia region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 1 :Legal Services – East Anglia and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 Legal Services – East Midlands

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within the East Midlands; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100000.00 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 2 :Legal Services – East Midlands and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 Legal Services – London

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within London; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the London region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 3 :Legal Services – London and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 Legal Services – North East England

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within North East England; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the North East England region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 4 :Legal Services – North East England and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5 Legal Services – North West England

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within North West England; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the North West England region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 5: Legal Services – North West England and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Lot 6 Legal Services – Scotland

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within Scotland; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the Scotland region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 6 Legal Services – Scotland and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Lot 7: Legal Services – South East England

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within South East England; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the South East England region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 7 :Legal Services – South East England and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Lot 8: Legal Services – South West England

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within South West England; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the South West England region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 8: Legal Services – South West England and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Lot 9: Legal Services – Wales

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within Wales; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the Wales region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 9: Legal Services – Wales and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Lot 10: Legal Services – West Midlands

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within the West Midlands; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 10: Legal Services – West Midlands and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Lot 11: Legal Services – Yorkshire and Humber

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within Yorkshire and Humber; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the Yorkshire and Humber region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 11: Legal Services – Yorkshire and Humber and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Lot 12: Legal Services – Northern Ireland

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within Northern Ireland; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the Northern Ireland region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 12: Legal Services – Northern Ireland and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Lot 13: Legal Services – Channel Islands

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within the Channel Islands; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of five providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services solely within the Channel Islands region of the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 13: Legal Services – Channel Islands and also from those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Lot 14: Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop

1)Short description

This lot is designed to meet the Legal Services needs of organisations across the entire public sector within the United Kingdom; covering the whole range of Legal Services but specifically covering Property Matters, Human Resources Matters, Academy Conversion and Post Conversion and Other Legal Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79120000, 79140000, 79121000, 79131000, 79132000, 79112000

3)Quantity or scope

The contracting authority intends to award contract to a maximum of three providers of Legal Services for the provision of said services across the United Kingdom.The exact quantity of services required is unknown at this time and is dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members, those of the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation and other participating public sector bodies decide to use the framework
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 140 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenderers should note that award of business under the framework will be either by direct award or through further competition. Where further competition is undertaken, framework users must invite bids from all those suppliers awarded a contract under Lot 14. Tenderers should also note that where a further competition is being undertaken within Lots 1 to 13, framework users must invite bids from those suppliers awarded a contract under the respective Lot 1 to 13 and those awarded a contract under Lot 14 Legal Services – National One-Stop-Shop.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
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: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender documentation
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: no
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 80
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Whilst the tender is not being run under an e-auction, the contracting authority have stated ‘yes’ as users of the framework may wish to use an e-auction to run a further competitoon
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

To be determined post contract award
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.4.2013 – 12:00
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 of tenders

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

Dukefield Limited are acting as agents of Crescent Purchasing Consortium in the setting up and ongoing
contract management of this framework.
The contracting authority will be using an e-tendering system to conduct this procurement exercise. To access
the Pre Qualification questionnaire suppliers must register their company details on the In-Tend system at
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dukefield

The contracting authority shall not be under any obligation to accept the lowest tender or indeed any tender. The
contracting authority further reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process
and reserves the right to cancel the entire process or parts of the tender process commenced by the publication
of this notice and in no circumstances will it be liable for any costs incurred by tenderers.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee any
business through this framework agreement.
The Contracting Authority wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by all Public Sector Bodies as stated in II.1.5

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Crescent Purchasing Consortium
M66AP Salford
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on
the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been
successfully resolved then the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been
harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months)
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Crescent Purchasing Consortium
M66AP Salford
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.3.2013