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Services - 355970-2020

28/07/2020    S144

United Kingdom-Leeds: Legal services

2020/S 144-355970

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: Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd
Postal address: 5th Floor, Toronto Square, Toronto Street
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS1 2HJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person:
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
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
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
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Procurement for External Legal Support Services for Alternatives Platform

Reference number: DN489015
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement for external legal support services for Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd alternatives platform.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79111000 Legal advisory services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Border to Coast is to appoint a single law firm to provide advice in respect of the investments to be acquired by Border to Coast in each Portfolio across the private markets platform. We would like to consider a retainer fee model based on 50 hours per month and 60 hours per month as part of this procurement.

Services to include, but not limited to, managing new investments, reviewing investment documentation, investment life cycle issues, transfer of legacy investments, secondary sales, dealing with other legal advisers and liaising with Border to Coast’s tax advisors.

This prior information notice relates specifically to the procurement for external legal support services for Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd alternatives platform. Please register your interest by emailing

The documentation required for the procurement process will be available via our Procurement Portal — Proactis at in due course. If you are not currently registered as a supplier, please do so now to avoid delays once the ITT is released. We suggest one primary contact is used per organisation. If there is a more appropriate contact within your organisation, please let us know.

Border to Coast will be hosting a webinar on 7 August 2020 at 10 a.m. BST to discuss the service requirements in more detail and to answer questions from interested parties. If you wish to reserve a place on the webinar, please contact Border to Coast on to register your interest.

A recording of the webinar will subsequently be available for any organisation that is unable to attend the webinar, via email from

Questions can submitted to

The invitation to tender is expected to be issued on or around 14 August 2020.

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: