Supply of Legal Services England and Wales

Supply of Legal Services England and Wales

The purpose of this framework agreement is to provide a broad range of Legal Services for members of PfH in England and Wales who require legal advice or guidance on any aspect of their businesses within Social Housing.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Legal services

2014/S 008-009673

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Way, Woolston Grange Avenue, Birchwood
For the attention of: Martin McGuire
WA2 0YL Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Fax: +44 8458645115

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA26067

Electronic access to information: www.mytenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Way, Woolston Grange Avenue
For the attention of: Martin McGuire
WA2 0YL Birchwood, Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Fax: +44 8458645115
Internet address: http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Way, Woolston Grange Avenue
For the attention of: Martin McGuire
WA2 0YL Birchwood, Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Fax: +44 8458645115
Internet address: http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Way, Woolston Grange Avenue
For the attention of: Martin McGuire
WA2 0YL Birchwood, Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Fax: +44 8458645115
Internet address: http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Procurement Consortium
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk/about_us/OJEUframework_permissible_users

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Supply of Legal Services.
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: Throughout England & Wales.
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: 15
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 250 000 and 60 000 000 GBP

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

The purpose of this framework agreement is to provide a broad range of Legal Services for members of PfH in England and Wales who require legal advice or guidance on any aspect of their businesses within Social Housing. This framework presents a distinct offering and welcomes niche suppliers to apply for specific lots if they wish to do so.
The estimated total lot values provided in the table represent the potential spend ranges. As no historical data was available, the values provided have been estimated and may change over the length of the contract. It should be noted that all values are indicative and do not represent any guaranteed volume of business through this framework. Given the impending abolition of the Part B classification of services in the EU Procurement Directives, which previously encompassed Legal Services, there is a high degree of uncertainty regarding the potential additional future demand for Legal Services via a framework route. This, coupled with the fact that this is a new framework area for PfH, and therefore no historical data exists internally, has meant that PfH have endeavoured to the best of their abilities to provide a range of values which it believes to be reflective of the potential demand for this contract.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=111821

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79111000, 79110000, 79112000, 79112100, 79140000

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 purpose of this framework agreement is to provide a broad range of Legal Services for members of PfH in England & Wales who require legal advice or guidance on any aspect of their businesses within Social Housing. This framework presents a distinct offering and welcomes niche suppliers to apply for specific lots if they wish to do so.
The Framework will be split into five lots; Property, Development, Corporate & Finance, Employment and Housing Management
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 250 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Property

1)Short description

Acquisitions and disposals, leases, licensing and conveyacing – especially low cost home ownership, landlord & tenant issues including social housing tenancy advice and leaseholder consultations.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66513000, 66513100, 79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79130000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Acquisitions and disposals, leases, licensing and conveyacing – especially low cost home ownership, landlord & tenant issues including social housing tenancy advice and leaseholder consultations.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Development

1)Short description

Site Development / property development including associated plot sales, environmental and planning, Construction, Compulsory purchase, Procurement and contractual matters.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66513000, 66513100, 79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79130000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Site Development / property development including associated plot sales, environmental and planning, Construction, Compulsory purchase, Procurement and contractual matters.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Corporate & Finance

1)Short description

Procurement Law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate finance
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66513000, 79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79130000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Procurement Law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate finance
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Employment

1)Short description

Employment Law, Equal Opportunities, TUPE / Outsourcing, Pensions, Health & Safety (Employees) and Organisational Change
please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66513000, 66513100, 79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79130000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Employment Law, Equal Opportunities, TUPE / Outsourcing, Pensions, Health & Safety (Employees) and Organisational Change
please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Housing Management

1)Short description

Possession changes, anti social behaviour, debt recovery, disrepair cases, landlord & tenant disputes, access Injunctions and other general Litigation.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66513000, 66513100, 79100000, 79110000, 79111000, 79112000, 79130000, 79140000

3)Quantity or scope

Possession changes, anti social behaviour, debt recovery, disrepair cases, landlord & tenant disputes, access Injunctions and other general Litigation.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and each Lot could be subject to advice, representation at courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a bank statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matterof this notice
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Minimum level(s) of standard possibly required.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Suppliers of Legal Services must be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and must be listed in either the Legal 500 or Chambers & Partners directories.
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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Recourse to be staged proceedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated.
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

MMcG/Legal Services/2013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.2.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.2.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

28.2.2014
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:111821)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Park Birchwood
WA2 0YL Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@procurementforhousing.co.uk
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Internet address: www.procurementforhousing.co.uk
Fax: +44 8458645115

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address of the contracting authority of this contract notice. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the public contract regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to action in the high court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Procurement for Housing
2 Olympic Park Birchwood
WA2 0YL Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@procurementforhousing.co.uk
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Internet address: www.procurementforhousing.co.uk
Fax: +44 8458645115

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.1.2014