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Services - 346939-2017

05/09/2017    S169

United Kingdom-Manchester: Legal services

2017/S 169-346939

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Postal address: Technology House, Lissadel Street, Salford, Greater Manchester
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M6 6AP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Steve Davies
Telephone: +44 7966040564
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Legal Services Framework.

Reference number: CPC/DU/LS/03A
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This Prior Information Notice is not a call for competition but is an early market engagement exercise to enable Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) to engage with suppliers to better understand the market and explore potential structures and specifications for its second generation Legal Services Framework. The Legal Services Framework wil service the needs of CPC Members and the wider Public Sector as a whole. The CPC wishes to go to market for a Legal Services Famework and to this end, CPC would like to invite suppliers to engage with CPC, through its procurement partners NPG Limited, to discuss the nature of the forthcoming framework, its' design, specification and constructs. This notice is seeking suppliers who my wish to engage with us in this regard.

Please note the early market engagement exercise will conclude on 22.9.2017, whereupon CPC will review the outcome of the exercise,and use its findings to inform the design of the framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79121000 Copyright consultancy services
79131000 Documentation services
79132000 Certification services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

This framework is open for use by any public sector organisation within the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland, where it is open to CPC Members and those in the education sector.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Services Framework will provide CPC Members and organisations throughout the public sector with access to professional Legal Services and associated services. The exact nature of the specification and the framework Lot structure has yet to be determined and this early market engagement is critical in ensuring an appropriate framework structure and specification is established. The exact volume of business through this framework is unknown at this time and is solely dependent upon the extent to which CPC Members and wider public sector organisations decide to utilise the resulting framework.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

The Early Market Engagement is a valuable opportunity for suppliers to find out more about CPC and the needs of its membership, whilst inputting into the design and specification of this important framework.

The CPC is seeking to engage with organisations to understand the market and thus deliver a successful framework for CPC Members and the wider public sector as a whole and therefore suppliers wishing to engage with CPC should email its' procurement partner NPG Limited at detailing your company name, the name of the person wishing to engage on behalf of your company and their contact details. Thereafter discussions will be held with interested suppliers on an individual basis. Discussions will conclude on 22nd September 2017.

The supplier discussions will be used to help shape the framework requirements.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: