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United Kingdom-Leeds: Publications
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.justice.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Supply of Legal Publications and Online Legal Resources
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 CCMDlegalpublications@justice.gov.uk.
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 (http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk) 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. http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-exemption-s43.pdf
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.