NPS Solicitors Services Framework for the Welsh Public Sector

NPS Solicitors Services Framework for the Welsh Public Sector

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new Framework Agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector. 14 subject areas.

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Legal services

2020/S 133-328098

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: NPSProfessionalServices@gov.wales
Telephone: +44 3007900170
Internet address(es):Main address: http://npswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NPS Solicitors Services Framework

Reference number: NPS-PS-0098-19

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

It is anticipated that the framework agreement will cover the following subject area packages:

1) Adult Social Services;

2) Child Social Services;

3) Civil Litigation;

4) Corporate Governance and Ethical Standards;

5) Criminal Litigation;

6) Education Law;

7) Employment Law;

8) Major IT and Commercial Contracts;

9) Planning and Environmental Law;

10) Property;

11) Public Administration Law;

12) Specialist Welsh and UK Higher Education Advice for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW);

13) Central Government Advice (Welsh Government);

14) Mutual Investment Model (MIM) Advice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 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:

Adult Social Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Child Social Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Civil Litigation

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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 and Ethical Standards

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Criminal Litigation

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Education Law

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Employment Law

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Major IT and Commercial Contracts

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Planning and Environmental Law

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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 Law

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Public Administration Law

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Specialist Welsh and UK HE Advice (HEFCW)

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Central Government Advice (Welsh Government)

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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:

Mutual Investment Model (MIM) Advice

Lot No: 14

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service are looking to implement a new framework agreement for the provision of solicitors services to the Welsh public sector.

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

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
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 187-454808

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

Date: 02/09/2020
Local time: 14:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/09/2020
Local time: 09:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

6-9 months prior to the expiry of this framework agreement.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The tender is being hosted on eTenderWales which can be located at the following link: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

New users will need to register to create an account (free of charge).

All tender correspondence will need to be made via the eTenderWales messaging portal.

Bidders will need to locate the following project and ITT:

Project_44036 — NPS Solicitors Services Framework

Itt_80218 — NPS Solicitors Services Framework

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=100208

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Tenderers should provide a method statement detailing their Community Benefits plan which sets out how you propose to deliver Community Benefits on a cost neutral basis throughout the life of the agreement.

The successful supplier(s) will be expected to work with the contract manager to maximise Community Benefits such as developing training and employment opportunities and maximising supply chain opportunities for SMEs.

This is for information only but your response will be considered and form part of the conditions of contract.

(WA Ref:100208)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/07/2020