Services - 206902-2019

03/05/2019    S86    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

Ireland-Dublin: Legal advisory services

2019/S 086-206902

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Land Development Agency
N/A
77 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Block C, Grand Canal Docklands, Co.Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland
Contact person: Marian Regan
Telephone: +353 14020114
E-mail: info@greenville.ie
NUTS code: IE061

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.lda.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/165460

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=146324&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=146324&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
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
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

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

Provision of Legal Advisory Services to the Land Development Agency

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79111000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The LDA requires legal advisory services in relation to start up activities and other ongoing activities envisaged to form part of the LDA mandate. As well as advice in relation the legal issues associated with the general set up of a new stage agency, the legal advisor will be required to provide advice on a wide-ranging number of topics, including but not limited to:

— corporate, commercial and contract law,

— European law,

— property law,

— construction law,

— employment and information law.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000
79130000
79140000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE
Main site or place of performance:

To support work in various locations throughout Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LDA requires legal advisory services in relation to start up activities and other ongoing activities envisaged to form part of the LDA mandate. As well as advice in relation the legal issues associated with the general set up of a new stage agency, the legal advisor will be required to provide advice on a wide-ranging number of topics, including but not limited to:

— corporate, commercial and contract law,

— European law,

— property law,

— construction law,

— employment and information law.

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
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Based on responses to the qualification questionnaire it is anticipated that the top 5 scoring firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying under the rules of the competition.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

As per procurement documents — available to download from RFT ID 150171 on www.etenders.gov.ie

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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per tender documents available at the 2nd stage of the process.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

As the subject matter of the framework is Title III services, therefore the choice of procedure and timescales is at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. In this instance the LDA is a new entity mandated to address the housing crisis and urgently needs to appoint a legal advisor.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/05/2019
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/06/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

1) Interested parties must register their interest on the eTenders website (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications. All information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (www.etenders.gov.ie) only. Registration is free of charge. The Contracting Authority will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;

2) Suppliers must register their interest on the eTenders website in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications and to respond electronically to the competition. There is a maximum upload limit of 2 GB per document on etenders. Documents larger than this should be divided into smaller files prior to upload or zipped;

3) Should you experience difficulty when uploading documents please contact the eTenders Support Desk for technical assistance. Email etenders@eu-supply.com or Telephone: 353(0)212439277 (9:00 a.m. — 17:30 p.m. GMT);

4) All queries regarding this tender requirement or process must be submitted through the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal www.etenders.gov.ie as a specific question. Responses will be circulated to those parties that have registered an interest in this notice on www.etenders.gov.ie

The details of the person making a query will not be disclosed when circulating the response;

5) This is the sole call for competition for this framework;

6) The Contracting Authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers;

7) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities.;

8) It will be a condition of award that the successful tenderer is and remains tax compliant;

9) At its absolute discretion, the Contracting Authority may elect to terminate this procurement process, the Framework Agreement or any contract awarded under the Framework Agreement at any time;

10) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words “or equivalent” will always be appended;

11) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the Contracting Authority is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of the procurement documents with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, respondents are advised to ensure that they return completed documentation in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court
Four Courts
Dublin
7
Ireland
Telephone: +353 118886000
E-mail: highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie

Internet address: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Consult legal advisor
A
Ireland
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/04/2019