Services - 328237-2016

22/09/2016    S183

United Kingdom-Belfast: Legal services

2016/S 183-328237

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: Department of Finance
Postal address: 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BT3 9ED
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Collaborative Professional Services Team
E-mail: collaboration.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/topics/procurement
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Collaborative Legal Services Framework.

Reference number: ID534462
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of NI Public Sector organisations for the provision of Legal services across a number of legal categories which are yet to be fully defined. It is envisaged the scope of the framework will provide ‘common’ legal services to the NI Public Sector. The areas of law that are expected to be covered include: Employment, Property, Debt Recovery, Corporate, IT, IPR, Procurement, Litigation, Data Protection, Commercial, General and Specialist Advice, Capital Investment. This list is indicative and lot categories/ descriptors may be amended prior to going to tender.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1

Lot No: Lot 1 — To be defined
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79112100 Stakeholders representation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of NI Public Sector organisations for the provision of Legal services across a number of legal categories which are yet to be fully defined. It is envisaged the scope of the framework will provide ‘common’ legal services to the NI Public Sector. The areas of law that are expected to be covered include: Employment, Property, Debt Recovery, Corporate, IT, IPR, Procurement, Litigation, Data Protection, Commercial, General and Specialist Advice, Capital Investment. This list is indicative and lot categories/ descriptors may be amended prior to going to tender.

II.2.14)Additional information

It is the intention to engage with potential service providers from the industry to better understand the market potential for providing Legal services to NI Public Sector. CPD intends to engage with the market in November 2016. Details of any market engagement will be issued in due course via eTendersNI.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2

Lot No: Lot 2 — To be defined
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79112100 Stakeholders representation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of NI Public Sector organisations for the provision of Legal services across a number of legal categories which are yet to be fully defined. It is envisaged the scope of the framework will provide ‘common’ legal services to the NI Public Sector. The areas of law that are expected to be covered include: Employment, Property, Debt Recovery, Corporate, IT, IPR, Procurement, Litigation, Data Protection, Commercial, General and Specialist Advice, Capital Investment. This list is indicative and lot categories/ descriptors may be amended prior to going to tender.

II.2.14)Additional information

It is the intention to engage with potential service providers from the industry to better understand the market potential for providing Legal services to NI Public Sector. CPD intends to engage with the market in November 2016. Details of any market engagement will be issued in due course via eTendersNI.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3

Lot No: Lot 3 — To be defined
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79112100 Stakeholders representation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of NI Public Sector organisations for the provision of Legal services across a number of legal categories which are yet to be fully defined. It is envisaged the scope of the framework will provide ‘common’ legal services to the NI Public Sector. The areas of law that are expected to be covered include: Employment, Property, Debt Recovery, Corporate, IT, IPR, Procurement, Litigation, Data Protection, Commercial, General and Specialist Advice, Capital Investment. This list is indicative and lot categories/ descriptors may be amended prior to going to tender.

II.2.14)Additional information

It is the intention to engage with potential service providers from the industry to better understand the market potential for providing Legal services to NI Public Sector. CPD intends to engage with the market in November 2016. Details of any market engagement will be issued in due course via eTendersNI.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
26/02/2017

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:

This Framework Agreement has the potential to cover all organisations covered by the NI Procurement Policy and other NI Public Sector bodies listed here https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/09/2016