Tender for Criminal Defence Direct Services in England and Wales 2020

Tender for Criminal Defence Direct Services in England and Wales 2020

Police Station Telephone Advice Contract 2020 to deliver CDD Services from 1 June 2020.

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2020/S 023-052433

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-defence-direct-services-from-june-2020
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: other publicly funded services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of Criminal Defence Direct Services (CDD Services) in England and Wales from 1.6.2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting applicants to respond to this Invitation To Tender (‘ITT’) for the opportunity to be awarded a Police Station Telephone Advice Contract 2020 to deliver CDD Services from 1.6.2020.

The LAA intends to award 1 additional PSTA Contract.

This procurement process is designed to evaluate an applicant’s suitability to contract with us and will procure the Police Station Telephone Advice Contract 2020.

This opportunity opens on 30.1.2020. The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 2.3.2020.

You must read the Information for Applicants (‘IFA’) for this procurement process before submitting your tender. `

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting Applicants who meet the minimum tender requirements to submit a Tender for a Police Station Telephone Advice Contract 2020 (‘PSTA Contract’ or ‘Contract’) to deliver CDD Services for 12 months from 1.6.2020 to 31.5.2021. The LAA requires 2 CDD providers. There is currently one CDD provider as the second has left the market and as a result the LAA has decided to procure a Contract with another provider to undertake part of the CDD Service as set out in this CDD Procurement Process.

Applicants wishing to deliver the CDD Service under a PSTA Contract must submit a tender consisting of:

(i) a single selection questionnaire (‘SQ’) response; and

(ii) a response to the CDD ITT.

All applicants must submit a response to the SQ, regardless of whether they have previously submitted an SQ Response as part of any previous procurement process.

A complete tender must be submitted. This must be detailed enough (in the LAA’s opinion) to allow the LAA to make an informed selection of the most economically advantageous tender. The available points are split across quality (equating to 40 % of the total points available) and price (60 % of the total points available).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality award criteria 1 — staffing the service / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Quality award criteria 2 — delivery of a quality service / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Quality award criteria 3 — capacity planning / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion – Name: Quality award criteria 4 — implementing the service / Weighting: 8
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/06/2020
End: 31/05/2021
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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
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

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

Date: 02/03/2020
Local time: 09:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 01/06/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/03/2020
Local time: 09:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Postal address: 70 Fleet Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC4Y 1EU
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/01/2020