Services - 496740-2019

22/10/2019    S204    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2019/S 204-496740

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 Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK
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
Other activity: Public Procurement

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
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of legal services relating to international trade, to be utilised by UK Central Government Departments and their associated bodies. Key specialisms may include:

(i) compliance with the law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and trade agreements;

(ii) advice and services relating to the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements; and

(iii) the conduct of disputes under WTO and trade agreement dispute mechanisms.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 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)
79100000
79110000
79111000
79112000
79130000
79140000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CCS wishes to establish a panel of law firms to provide specialist legal services in connection with international trade.

Key specialisms may include:

(i) compliance with the law of the WTO and trade agreements;

(ii) advice and services relating to the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements; and

(iii) the conduct of disputes under WTO and trade agreement dispute mechanisms.

Services may be required across a range of international jurisdictions.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
25/05/2020

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 is to signal an intention to commence market engagement within the legal market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions in January and February 2020 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contracts. If you are interested in attending an engagement session please express your interest by emailing supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than the 26th of November. Please include RM6183 as your email subject heading. Further details will be provided to you.

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

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/10/2019