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United Kingdom-London: Legal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
570/2016 Legal Services Contract.
The London Borough of Croydon (‘the Council’) intends to appoint a single, strategic partner to provide it with a range of legal services with effect from 1.1.2018 for a period of up to seven (7) years. The Council intends that the contract will cover legal services falling within four core categories, namely:
— Property (residential and non-residential), including planning matters;
— Litigation (civil); and
— Employment (contentious and non-contentious)
Further details of the services are set out in the procurement documents (including draft contract and specification), which are or will be accessible from the Contracting Authority via the links included in Section I.3).
The procurement of this contract is subject to the ‘light touch’ regime under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended), but following a procedure analogous to the Competitive Dialogue procedure.
The initial term of the contract is expected to be 5 years although the Council anticipates having the option at its absolute discretion to extend the term for up to a further 2 periods of 1 year each, thereby bringing the maximum term to a period of 7 years. The anticipated maximum value of the contract is currently expected to be up to 2 500 000 GBP per annum, net of VAT. A 7-year term (including extension options, if exercised) may bring the overall contract value into the region of 17 500 000 GBP.
The initial term of the contract is expected to be 5 years although the Council anticipates having the option at its absolute discretion to extend the term for up to a further 2 periods of 1 year each, thereby bringing the maximum term to a period of 7 years.
The result of the evaluation of SQs will determine who is to proceed to the next stage of the procurement process. Potential suppliers applying will be ranked in order of their total evaluation score. Those who will be invited to participate in the competitive dialogue will be the six (6) potential suppliers whose SQ scores are the highest. Further details are included in the SQ Volume 2 Information & Guidance document.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As per the tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Information on historic volumes of legal work instructed by the contracting authority is included within the procurement documents for information only, and is not presented as any indication of anticipated or expected volumes of work (nor of any particular type of work) which might come within the scope of the contract. The Council requires the successful Service Provider to fulfil the aims and Social Value objectives through this procurement (and further to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012), to ensure Croydon as a Place benefits from the spend related to the Contract.
The Council requires the Service Provider and their Significant Sub-contractors and Suppliers to comply with the London Living Wage and the pricing model shall take account of this.
The Council considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) (as amended, re-enacted or consolidated) may apply to this contract.
In accordance with Part 3 of the Public Contracts regulations 2015 (as amended).
See http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/part/3/made and information on review procedures in public procurement available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/public-sector-procurement-policy