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Services - 168454-2016

18/05/2016    S94

United Kingdom-London: Accounting and auditing services

2016/S 094-168454

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: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Gemma Jordan
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency
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:

Re-procurement of the LAA's quality management system, Specialist Quality Mark (‘SQM’).

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is looking for organisations which may be interested in future market engagement activities in relation to the re-procurement of the LAA's quality management system, Specialist Quality Mark (‘SQM’). This is not a call for competition. Compliance with a recognised quality standard (currently either the SQM Specialist Quality Mark or Lexcel, The Law Society's practice management standard) is a requirement for providers of legal services that have, or are seeking to obtain, an LAA contract to deliver publicly funded legal advice services. The LAA will soon launch a procurement process with the purpose of awarding a contract (or contracts) for the delivery of the SQM service from Jan 2017. If you are interested in any future market engagement in relation to this procurement please email civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk by close of business on the 20.5.2016.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The SQM is primarily an organisational standard, designed to ensure that providers of specialist legal advice services are well run and provide good client care. The SQM gives assurance regarding quality of advice by means of several proxies which, whilst not direct measures of quality, are fundamental to reliable delivery of a quality service. Key requirements include supervision and file review.

A service concession contract for the auditing, awarding and distributing of the SQM to providers was awarded in 2010 and comes to an end shortly. The LAA will soon launch a procurement process to award a new contract (or contracts) for the delivery of the SQM service from Jan 2017. If you are interested in any future market engagement in relation to this procurement please email civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk by 20.5.2016.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
20/06/2016

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/05/2016