Services - 186797-2017

18/05/2017    S95

United Kingdom-Croydon: Legal services

2017/S 095-186797

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Board of the Pension Protection Fund
Postal address: Renaissance, 12 Dingwall Road
Town: Croydon
NUTS code: UKI22 Outer London - South
Postal code: CR0 2NA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Services
E-mail: commercialservices@ppf.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 8456002541
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.pensionprotectionfund.org.uk/Pages/homepage.aspx
Address of the buyer profile: https://ppf.bravosolution.co.uk
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://ppf.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ppf.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services.

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

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Yes.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Legal services to the Board

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79112000 Legal representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI22 Outer London - South
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Core Services

— Pensions;

— Financial Services;

— Litigation;

— Insolvency.

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.

— Litigation.

— 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.

— Taxation.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Assessment Period Tasks

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI22 Outer London - South
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Potential providers must be authorised and regulated appropriately, possess suitable professional indemnity insurance cover and be able to provide the required services.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/06/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The Board of the Pension Protection Fund
Postal address: Renaissance, 12 Dingwall Road
Town: Croydon
Postal code: CR0 2NA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: commercialservices@ppf.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 8456002541
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/05/2017