University Of Edinburgh Legal Services Tender
Provide legal services to University of Edinburgh.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Stuart Mclean
Telephone: +44 1316502508
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
EC0888 Legal Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
For full description of services required and the procurement procedure applied, please download the PQQ cover letter in the project reference: project_16355 — EC0888 Legal Services.
In PCS-T as per URL earlier in document.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This procedure will be conducted via the Public Contracts Scotland-Tender (PCS-T) Portal. All queries must be made via the PCS-T messaging system. For further instructions, please refer to the ESPD Guidance document attached to this project in PCS-T.
We will apply a two-stage process:
Stage 1: Pre-qualification via the ESPD (Scotland). When completing, bidders must have regard for the statements in this OJEU notice that detail specific requirements. Bidders must:
(a) pass the minimum standards in ESPD sections 4A, 4B, and 4D in the PCS-T qualification envelope. Statements for these questions can be found in section III) of this notice;
(b) complete the scored ESPD Section 4C found in the PCS-T Technical envelope. Statements for these questions can be found in section III.1.3 (‘List and brief description of selection criteria’) of this notice. Section 4C will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed below. The six highest scoring bidders will be invited to submit a tender.
Stage 2: Invitation to tender (ITT) and submission of shortlisted bidder tender returns. These must be received no later than the date and time detailed within the ITT documentation.
Objective Criteria for Shortlisting – ESPD Section
0 = Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.
1 = Poor. The response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/ capacity/capability.
2 = Acceptable. The response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.
3 = Good. The response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.
4 = Excellent. The response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients
Scored ESPD section technical envelope:
2.3.1) Experience related to the full requirement (25 %);
2.3.2) Capacity and Contingency planning (30 %);
2.3.3) Case Studies (30 %);
2.3.4) Advising on international matters (15 %).
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Potential additional 12 months.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
The questionnaires are split into two with the following criteria:
1) mandatory questions,
2) technical capability and capacity, only those tenderers passing the mandatory questions will then be evaluated on technical capability and capacity using a score for each question 0-4 as fully detailed in the PQQ document on PCS-T.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met.
1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the state in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed or a member of the relevant organisation, in the state where they are established, when the law of that state prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant state in which the economic operator is established.
Other evidence provision as detailed in the PQQ questionnaire.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
All firms must be members of the Law Society of Scotland.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
36 or 48 months from contract award date.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The project code is 16355. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
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 nature of the community benefits to be delivered will be set out in the tender documents.
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: