Provision of Community Legal Advice Service in Leicester
Leicester City Council wishes to appoint ONE service provider (or a consortia) to provide an accessible and effective integrated service centre for the provision of Generalist/Specialist Advice services to meet an on-going demand to support the people of Leicester to solve their problems in priority areas of social welfare law at every level from signposting, advice and information.
UK-Leicester: health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
Leicester City Council
New Walk Centre, Welford Place
For the attention of: Mr Nilesh Shukla
LE1 6ZG Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162528343
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKF21
85000000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79140000, 75200000, 98000000
The specialist representation will include welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment at a level where very detailed knowledge of the law and case law is required. This means specialist casework will involve litigation and/or representation at court and tribunal hearings as described for the Community Legal Service Commission Specialist Quality Mark (SQM).
The service provider will be expected to hold both the Generalist Help/Advice (Quality Mark) and Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) in accordance with the required guidelines. The service will be delivered from a city centre location as well as there will be provision of outreach services in local communities.
The contract is for 3 years with an option to extend for a further +1 +1 years.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 860 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
As per the contract documentation.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: The service provider will be expected to hold both the Generalist Help/Advice (Quality Mark) and Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) in accordance with the required guidelines. The service will be delivered from a city centre location as well as there will be provision of outreach services in local communities.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The value of the contract given, 1 860 000 GBP is for the whole contract, including the options to extend if taken up. GO Reference: GO-20121011-PRO-4311933.