Services - 118186-2017

30/03/2017    S63

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2017/S 063-118186

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for The Cabinet Office acting though Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UKD52 Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Finance and Highly Complex Transactions Legal Advice Services for Central Government.

Reference number: RM3787
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 90 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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).

II.2.14)Additional information

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

CCS will arrange further engagement if sufficient interest.

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

Section IV: Procedure

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:

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.

Counter indemnities.

Alternative risk transfer mechanisms.

Insurance litigation.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: