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Services - 298334-2021

14/06/2021    S113

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2021/S 113-298334

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Audit Office
Postal address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London,, London,, United Kingdom
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tania.khan@nao.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987985
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.nao.org.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Financial audit and VFM reports

Section II: Object

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

GEN_20_28 The Provision of Legal Services: Constitutional and Public Law and Local Public Audit Law

Reference number: GEN_20_28
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Legal advice for Constitutional and Public Law and Local Public Audit Law.

This tender has been divided into two lots.

Lot 1: Constitutional and Public Law;

Lot 2: Local Public Audit Law.

Further details can be found in the ITT documents.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 885 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Constitutional and Public Law

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI London
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal Advice relating to the C&AG/NAO’s constitutional position and statutory powers – including but not limited to:

— interpretation of C&AG/NAO's existing powers and responsibilities (for example: financial audit; value for money examinations and Comptroller function),

— proposed/draft legislation impacting on C&AG/NAO's powers and responsibilities (both UK and devolved legislation),

— relationship between the C&AG, the NAO and Parliament,

— C&AG's discretion and independence,

— C&AG as an Officer of the House of Commons,

— parliamentary privilege.

• advice relating to existing and draft legislation of relevance to the C&AG/NAO's operational and audit activities - including but not limited to:

— application and compliance with statutory regimes (for example: freedom of information; environmental information regulations; subject access requests; data protection; money laundering; judicial review; equality and inclusion),

— interpretation and guidance regarding the implications of public law matters for the C&AG/NAO's work (for example: commercial sensitivity; national security; confidentiality; tax law; defamation and discovery; legal privilege and sub-judice questions; EU exit, EU law; devolution and Covid19 related matters).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/82R9T84E65

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Local Public Audit Law

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI London
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

• Legal advice Including but not limited to:

— supporting and advising on matters relating to the C&AG’s Code of Audit Practice and guidance to local auditors,

— providing guidance and advice on all aspects of the local public audit regime in England,

— assisting the NAO in responding to queries from audit firms and other correspondents on the interpretation of public law, audit law and the legal framework applicable to local public bodies,

— advising on anticipated/actual changes in relevant primary and secondary legislation and regulations, including any implications of EU exit, devolution and Covid-19.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/82R9T84E65

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 208-509172
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
26/11/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: BDB Pitmans
National registration number: OC320798
Postal address: One Bartholomew Cl
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: EC1A 7BL
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 510 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 2
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
26/11/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Bates Wells
National registration number: 08816444
Postal address: 10 Queen St Pl
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: EC4R 1BE
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 345 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=599148074

GO Reference: GO-202162-PRO-18335915

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: National Audit Office
Postal address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
Town: London
Postal code: SW1W 9SP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tania.khan@nao.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987985
Internet address: www.nao.org.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/06/2021