Services - 370727-2017

21/09/2017    S181

United Kingdom-Stirling: Legal services

2017/S 181-370727

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: APUC Limited
Postal address: Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Town: Stirling
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: FK8 2DZ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: acahill@apuc-scot.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10402
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

The Provision of Legal Services APUC.

Reference number: PFB-1027AP
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Legal Services covering the following specialist areas:

Commercial-Business;

Property and Estates;

People / HR Matters;

Charity;

International;

One-Stop-Shop.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Commercial-Business

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Commercial-Business technical expertise including but not limited to:

EU Purchasing and Other contract law;

Debt collection;

Commercial corporate governance;

Joint ventures;

Shared Services;

Banking, finance and insurance;

Company formation;

Corporate finance;

Bond Issuance, mergers and acquisitions;

Taxation;

Academic research (including grants) & research originated knowledge transfer;

Competition law;

Anti-Slavery;

Intellectual Property.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 04/12/2017
End: 03/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Property & Estates

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Property and Estates technical expertise including but not limited to the following:

Conveyancing;

Landlord and tenant law;

General estate management issues;

Planning law;

Major building projects;

Student accommodation;

Construction and Engineering;

Environmental law.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 04/12/2017
End: 03/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 Months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

People / HR Matters

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

People / HR technical expertise including but not limited to the following:

Employment dispute resolution including tribunals;

Employment relations;

Employment contracts and policies;

UK Visas and Immigration matters;

Equality and diversity;

Organisational change;

Health and safety;

TUPE;

Pension law and advice;

Student support and regulatory matters;

Data protection;

Freedom of Information;

Fair Working Practices.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 04/12/2017
End: 03/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 Months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Charity

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Charity technical expertise including but not limited to the following:

Charity law;

Fund-raising and sponsorship;

Constitutional and parliamentary issues (including bulls, charters and statutes);

Charity corporate governance.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 04/12/2017
End: 03/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 Months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

International Taken to mean ‘UK/EU-based organisations working Internationally’ technical expertise including but not limited to the following:

Public International Law;

Law of the Sea;

International Criminal Law;

International ventures;

International Humanitarian Law;

International Human Rights Law;

Refugee Law;

Private International Law;

Supranational Law.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 04/12/2017
End: 03/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 Months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

One-Stop-Shop

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

One-Stop-Shop Scope of expertise requested includes the foregoing descriptions under General Commercial, Property, People Matters, Charity and International above.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 04/12/2017
End: 03/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 1 x 12 Months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

The bidder is enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers kept in the Member State of its establishment (as described in Schedule 5 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015): Law Society of Scotland.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to question within 4B.5 of the ESPD and Economic and financial standing section of the Contract Notice.

Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = GBP 5 Million. Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Professional Liability Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.

Please refer to question within 4B.6 of the ESPD and Economic and financial standing section of the Contract Notice.

The successful Contractors will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent if awarded to the Framework Agreement.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

There are no technical and professional ability minimum standards related to this Framework.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 8
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2012/S 088-145072
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/10/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/10/2017
Local time: 15:00
Place:

APUC Office.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

February 2021.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Form of tender

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (prior to award) ‘Appendix A — Form of Tender’ in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

Freedom of information

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (prior to award) ‘Appendix B — Freedom of Information’ (if applicable) in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should only be submitted if applicable at point of award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

Supply chain code of conduct

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (at point of award) ‘Appendix D — Supply Chain Code of Conduct’ in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

List of institutions

Complete list of eligible institutions please refer to Appendix E-List of Institutions

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 9161. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

This Framework is for the provision of Specialist Legal Services therefore sub-contracts will be unlikely to be utilised.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

This Framework is for the provision of specialist Legal Services therefore does not impact on community benefit element.

(SC Ref:512186).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: APUC Limited
Postal address: Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Town: Stirling
Postal code: FK8 2DZ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Internet address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/09/2017