North West Legal Consortium External Legal Services Framework

North West Legal Consortium External Legal Services Framework

External legal services from solicitors to support the in-house provision of member organisations.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2019/S 213-523161

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Postal address: Merton House, Stanley Road
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UKD
Postal code: L20 3UU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: LCRCA Procurement Team
E-mail: tender@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

The North West Legal Consortium External Legal Services Framework

Reference number: DN436645

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (Sefton) as lead contracting authority for the North West Legal Consortium wishes to procure a framework contract to provide external legal services from solicitors to support the in-house provision of its member organisations.

The estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement is expected to be worth up to 15 000 000 GBP. This figure is an estimate only and may be exceeded. However, no guarantee is given as to any level of business to be awarded through the framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Civil Litigation, Prosecutions and Regulatory

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Civil Litigation, Prosecutions and Regulatory.

To include construction litigation, negligence proceedings, possession proceedings, licensing appeals and employment advice and litigation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Property, Planning and Environment

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Property, Planning and Environment.

To include all conveyancing, regeneration and highways advice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Corporate Governance, Ethical Standards and Information Law

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3: Corporate Governance, Ethical Standards and Information Law.

To include organisational governance issues, data protection advice including advice on use of social media by councillors or third parties involving the Council/council officers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Projects, Procurement and Commercial

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4: Projects, Procurement and Commercial.

To include all commercial contracts and company law. Transport regulation including light rail/tram, heavy rail and bus, ticketing, concessionary fares, state aid, competition law, telecommunications, information technology, digital infrastructure and communications, smart technology, construction contracts (NEC and JCT) and construction adjudication/arbitration.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Social Care and Education

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 5: Social Care and Education.

To include social care and education.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Partner Status (Optional)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Eligibility for appointment to partner status will be determined by reference to bidders’ rankings after selection and award. Only eligible bidders will be invited to interview in the final partner status stage of the award process. An eligible bidder for partner status is a bidder who both

(a) expresses an interest in partner status and submits its offering for that; and

(b) is successfully appointed to at least 3 out of the previous 5 lots.

All eligible bidders will be ranked according to their added value offer and a maximum of 8 taken through to interview stage. Bidders will be under no obligation to accept partner status appointment should they not wish to do so. Up to 4 bidders will be given partner status on the framework. Partners will have their branding on the consortium website.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Range and suitability of added value services to be offered, assessed. / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Technical accuracy and quality of answer to interview questions. / Weighting: 40
Price – Weighting: n/a
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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

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.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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 34
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
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: 29/11/2019
Local time: 11:00
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)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/11/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

The Chest.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

The LCRCA procurement team via the chest.

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:

References in the tender documents to the consortium mean, where the context so requires, Sefton as lead authority for the consortium, and/or the consortium acting through Sefton and/or each and every member of the consortium.

The consortium currently has 49 members drawn from the public sector in the North West of England as listed on the consortium website. There is the possibility of membership extending during the course of the framework to other organisations including local authorities, combined authorities, police and fire authorities, housing organisations central and local government arm’s length bodies, agencies and controlled companies, non-departmental bodies, education providers and NHS bodies, primarily but not exclusively from across the North West of England and North Wales.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are procuring this on behalf of Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Review procedures are as set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Proceedings under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are time limited, and any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/10/2019