Trade Law Panel – Supplier Engagement Session 23 June 2020 

Trade Law Panel – Supplier Engagement Session 23 June 2020

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold an engagement session on 23 June 2020 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting contract. International Trade and Disputes – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2020/S 114-277972

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from 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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Trade Law Panel

Reference number: RM6183

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Advice and services in relation to the mitigation and conduct of disputes under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and trade agreement dispute settlement mechanisms, compliance with and enforcement of international law relating to trade, including the law of WTO and trade agreements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 115 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade and Disputes

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and services in relation to the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements and trading relationships, and compliance with and enforcement of international law relating to trade, including the law of WTO and trade agreements.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade and Negotiations

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and services in relation to the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements and trading relationships, and compliance with and enforcement of international law relating to trade, including the law of WTO and trade agreements.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

18/01/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on 22 October 2019: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:496740-2019:HTML:EN:HTML&tabId=1&tabLang=en

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold an engagement session on 23 June 2020 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by registering at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trade-law-panel-market-briefing-tickets-108718622326 no later than midday on 19 June 2020. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over 6 years (assuming a 4 year term with call-off contracts for a further 2 years).

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

The cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the cyber essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are cyber essentials certified or equivalent for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the cyber essentials scheme or equivalent for services under and in connection with this procurement.

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of official/sensitive.

We also intend to require the following ISO standards as part of this procurement, detailed here for information:

• ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems or equivalent;

• ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Systems or equivalent;

• ISO/IEC 27002:2013 Information Technology – Security Techniques – Code of Practice for information security controls or equivalent;

• ISO/IEC 27031:2011 Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity or equivalent;

• ISO 22301:2019 Security and resilience — Business continuity management systems — Requirements or equivalent; and

• ISO 22313:2020 Security and resilience — Business continuity management systems — Guidance on the use of ISO 22301or equivalent.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/06/2020