Services - 415438-2019

04/09/2019    S170

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Legal services

2019/S 170-415438

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: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

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

Legal Services Panel

Reference number: RM6179
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of legal advice services to be utilised by UK Central Government Departments, and other public sector bodies to be identified in the contract notice. It is intended that this agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all legal services in respect of a number of general specialisms, finance specialisms and complex projects, required by UK Central Government Departments.

Indicative lots will be:

Lot 1: General Legal Services;

Lot 2: Financial and Complex Legal Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

General Legal Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CCS wishes to establish a panel of full service law firms to provide advice and services in relation to a range of projects, disputes and other matters.

Indicative specialisms include:

— public law,

— competition law,

— EU law,

— contracts,

— construction,

— corporate,

— information law including data protection,

— dispute resolution,

— employment,

— environment,

— franchising,

— health and safety,

— information technology,

— intellectual property,

— litigation,

— non-complex finance,

— outsourcing,

— partnership,

— pensions,

— planning,

— projects/PFI/PPP,

— public procurement,

— real estate/estate finance,

— restructuring/insolvency,

— tax.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Finance and Complex Legal Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79112000 Legal representation services
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CCS wishes to establish a panel of law firms to provide specialist legal services in connection with finance and complex matters.

Indicative specialisms include:

— highly complex/innovative projects,

— corporate finance,

— rescue, restructuring of strategically important entities,

— financial services, market and competition regulation,

— investment and commercial banking,

— insurance/re-insurance,

— investment/asset management,

— equity and debt capital markets,

— asset finance,

— highly complex transactions in regulated markets/environments,

— high value, complex mergers/acquisitions.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
16/04/2020

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 prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement within the legal market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during November with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting panel contracts. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on Monday the 7th of October. Please include RM6179 as your email subject heading Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/09/2019