Supplies - 531892-2018

04/12/2018    S233

United Kingdom-Leeds: Publications

2018/S 233-531892

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: Ministry of Justice - Commercial and Contract Management Directorate
Postal address: 5 Wellington Place
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS1 4AP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Matthew Brackley
Telephone: +44 7889415592

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Supply of Legal Publications and Online Legal Resources

Reference number: prj_2175
II.1.2)Main CPV code
22120000 Publications
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Ministry of Justice and other participating departments require access to a comprehensive range of legal information — legislation, case law, commentary and current awareness. This information is required in a variety of formats including online, print and e-book.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
22110000 Printed books
22200000 Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines
72320000 Database services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ministry of Justice and other participating departments require access to a comprehensive range of legal information — legislation, case law, commentary and current awareness. This information is required in a variety of formats including online, print and e-book.

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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

An Indicative Project Information pack is available for interested parties, which includes details regarding registration with the MoJ e-Sourcing Portal.

The MoJ is developing its procurement strategy and wishes to provide the market with some outline information prior to the start of formal tendering procedures. The MoJ welcomes feedback from the market-place and invites interested parties to provide information through the completion of a short questionnaire and by providing comments where appropriate. The Market Engagement Questionnaire can be found as an Annex to the Indicative Information Pack.

Interested parties should contact the buyer and request the Indicative Information Pack by emailing

The Authority reserves the right to amend or remove part or all of the information prior to full OJEU advertisement, and nothing within this document constitutes any guarantee or binding statement on behalf of the MoJ. Supplier responses will not be evaluated, scored or form part of any supplier ranking. The response may contain commercially sensitive information and therefore will remain confidential. Engagement at this stage will not prejudice or affect any bid the supplier may choose to submit at tender stage.

The publication of this PIN by the MoJ is a voluntary publication and does not represent an acknowledgement with regard to the applicability of procurement or other rules governing the potential future process nor a commitment by the MoJ to initiate, run or complete a full procurement competition in relation to the contract as described. The MoJ reserves the right not to run any competition for the services.

HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by Government departments for contracts with a value exceeding 10 000 GBP over the life of the contract are published online ( for the general public.

The resulting contract(s) shall also be published. The MoJ may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreement with the MoJ prior to submission. Only documentation relating to awarded contracts will be published. Key commercial interests, trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, following the tests in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may be redacted.

The prescribed grounds for redaction are:

(a) national security;

(b) personal data;

(c) information protected by intellectual property law;

(d) information which it is not in the public interest to disclose (following the tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000);

(e) third party confidential information;

(f) IT security; or

(g) prevention of fraud.

Freedom of information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act came fully into force in 2005. If any organisation considers that any information supplied by them is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivities specified. In such cases the relevant material will in response to FOI requests be examined in the light of exemptions provided for in the Act.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: