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United Kingdom-Croydon: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
The Board of the Pension Protection Fund (the ‘“Board”’) wishes to establish a panel of law firms to provide comprehensive legal services to support the Board.
Potential providers must be authorised and regulated appropriately, possess suitable professional indemnity insurance cover and be able to provide the required services.
This procurement will be conducted under the Light Touch Regime. This procurement relates to legal services within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) and will be subject to limited regulation and accordingly will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of the PCR 2015.
Legal services to the Board
— Financial Services;
The following general description is not exhaustive but serves as an illustration of the areas which we believe fall within different service specialisms.
— Pensions including contentious and non-contentious pensions issues.
— Financial Services including Regulatory services, Investment Funds and Asset Management.
— Debt Recovery.
— Insolvency including Restructuring and Corporate.
— Real Estate.
— Non-financial regulatory services including, corporate governance, compliance and data protection.
— Public Law including, Freedom of Information, State Aid, Public Procurement.
— General Commercial including Employment advice and Intellectual Property.
This Panel Agreement will be for an initial Panel Period of two (2) years with the option to extend for up to two (2) further periods of twelve (12) consecutive months each.
This procurement relates to legal services within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). Given that this proposed procurement process relates to ‘social and other specific services’ only, it will be subject to limited regulation and accordingly will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of the PCR 2015.
Assessment Period Tasks
Assessment Period Tasks may consist of:
— Admissible Rules;
— Benefit Specification;
— Deeds of Removal and Appointment;
— Risk identification (including identification of potential claims);
— Equalisation Review;
— Ad-hoc advice.
The Board must be notified when an insolvency event occurs at a company that sponsors a pension scheme. The insolvency practitioner looking after the affairs of the company will notify us by sending a section 120 notice. The Board then works with the scheme's trustees to obtain the necessary information to determine if the scheme is eligible to pass into the PPF or not.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information