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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Finance and Highly Complex Transactions Legal Advice Services for Central Government.
CCS is to set up a Panel of ‘full service’ providers of legal services to central Government and associated bodies in England, Wales, Scotland and N.I. to cover specialist legal advice and project support to cover the following Mandatory Services characterised by their impact on national financial stability, issues of national importance, or which involve the management of major risks to exchequer/taxpayer interests and the need for extreme urgency/confidentiality.
— Highly complex/innovative projects;
— Corporate Finance;
— Rescue, restructuring of strategically important entities;
— Financial Services, market and competition regulation;
— Investment and commercial banking;
— Insurance / re-insurance;
— Investment / Asset management;
— Equity and Debt capital markets;
— Asset finance;
— Highly complex transactions in regulated markets / environments;
— High value, complex mergers / acquisitions.
This PIN replaces the previous PIN with call for competition, (2016/S 044-072059) published on 3.3.2016. This procurement relates to legal services within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). Given that this procurement process relates to ‘social and other specific services’ only, it is subject to limited regulation and will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of PCR 2015. Any references to fully regulated processes or procedures are for ease of reference only and should not be taken as recognition nor acceptance that the same apply in this instance.
The anticipated start date of the Panel is 31.8.2017.
The anticipated number of providers to be appointed to the Panel is Nine (9).
Consortium bids / joint working bids welcome.
CCS is re-engaging with potential providers with an event for suppliers who expressed interest following PIN 2016/S 044-072059, on 31 March in central London. Any additional potential providers interested in engagement in this procurement should contact email@example.com
CCS will arrange further engagement if sufficient interest.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Bidders must be full service commercial law firms, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and / or appropriate regulatory bodies in other EU jurisdictions, for example the Scottish Law Society. Bidders must possess suitable indemnity insurance cover.
In addition to the Mandatory Services outlined in II.1.4), the following are proposed Optional Services:
Sovereign debt restructuring including international and EU structures and processes.
International development / aid funding.
International financial organisations.
All aspects of law and practice relating to international trade agreements, investments and associated regulations, and to the United Kingdoms exit from the European Union, in so far as they relate to the above.
Credit bond insurance.
Alternative risk transfer mechanisms.