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United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2015/S 208-377808

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Future Cities Catapult Ltd
One Sekforde Street
EC1R 0BE London
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@futurecities.catapult.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://futurecities.catapult.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.fccprocurement.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Future Cities Catapult Ltd
One Sekforde Street
EC1R 0BE London
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@futurecities.catapult.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Future Cities Catapult Ltd
One Sekforde Street
EC1R 0BE London
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@futurecities.catapult.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Future Cities Catapult Ltd
One Sekforde Street
EC1R 0BE London
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@futurecities.catapult.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Company Limited by Guarantee
I.3)Main activity
Other: research, development and innovation
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The Supply of Legal Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 21: Legal services

NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Catapult is undertaking a tender exercise to appoint suitably capable and experienced providers of legal advisory services. The Catapult will appoint a provider to each of the following Lots:
Lot 1: Full Service;
Lot 2: Competition Law;
Lot 3: Employment Law;
Lot 4: IP/IT Law.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 79112000, 79000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The estimated budget for the requirement is 1 000 000 GBP to £1 500 000 GBP over 3 years. The framework will be for 1 year, with 2 options for the Catapult to extend for 12 months at each option.
The Bidders awarded contracts under this procurement are not guaranteed call off of services under the terms of the framework and the Catapult does not provide exclusivity of supply of legal services to those Bidders awarded a contract therein.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract to be awarded will be for an initial period of 1 year and may be extended at the sole discretion of the Catapult for a further period of 2 years (in 12 month increments), giving a total possible contract period of up to 3 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Full Service
1)Short description
Full Service — to provide legal services related to commercial and contractual matters. Advice includes the following: — Marketing, sponsorship and advertisement — Finance, pensions and tax — Branding, trademarks and patents — Commercial agreements — Competition law compliance including EU and regulatory — Construction and engineering — Corporate — Data Protection — Grants and collaborative arrangements — Health and Safety — Insurance — Intellectual Property — Litigation and dispute management — Property, landlord and tenancy.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Competition Law
1)Short description
Competition Law — to provide legal services including public procurement, competition law and state aid. Advice includes the following: — Advice in support of all stages of procurement including OJEU procurements — State Aid including block exemptions, de minimis and assessments.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Employment Law
1)Short description
Employment Law — to provide legal services in relation to employment related matters. Advice to include: — Contentious and non–contentious matters — Employment contracts for permanent, temporary, interim and secondments — Policies and procedures.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: IP/IT Law
1)Short description
IP/IT Law — to provide legal services in including specialist intellectual property and technology matters. Advice includes: — Dissemination of IP — Protection of IP — Litigation — Commercial IP — Technology including software licensing — Technology including software licensing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Further information will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Further information is provided in the pre-qualification documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
CON-2015-083
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: yes
Price: 0 GBP
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.11.2015 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

To register interest in the opportunity and download the pre qualification documents, please visit www.fccprocurement.org.uk where you will have to register if you have not used the system before. Once registered, the opportunity can be accessed through reference A36F-PV4HFY. For queries regarding the portal, please contact the due north help desk via the home page.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.10.2015