Services - 605924-2020

15/12/2020    S244

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Legal services

2020/S 244-605924

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Postal address: Savile Street East
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Walker
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Legal Services

Reference number: CPC 03665
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000 Legal services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NOE CPC is seeking to re-procure its framework agreement for the provision of legal services. This framework agreement is intended to provide participating authorities with a compliant and efficient route to a number of high-quality legal services providers who are able to offer the full range of legal services as identified within Schedule A. The framework will have a maximum number of 12 legal service providers appointed.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79111000 Legal advisory services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79130000 Legal documentation and certification services
79112000 Legal representation services
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom and any of the crown dependencies (including but not limited to, the Isle of Man).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The below-listed authorities (plus those entities listed at Section II.2.11) and Section VI.3) are eligible to access the resulting framework – subject to NOE CPC approval.

Barnsley Facilities Services Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust)

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Chesterfield Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust)

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Isle of Man Government Department of Health and Social Care James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Locala Community Partnerships CIC Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Rotherham NHS Foundation

Trust United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation

Trust University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management LLP (wholly owned subsidiary of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

NOE CPC member bodies as listed at: and any additional new NOE CPC members including wholly owned companies and subsidiaries, may utilise this framework agreement during the contract term. See Section II.2.11) for list of entities eligible to utilise any resulting framework, subject to the approval of NOE CPC.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 12-month extensions.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Listings of entities eligible to utilise any resulting agreement(s), subject to the approval of NOE CPC include any other NHS/Public Sector bodies located in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, including any of the Crown Dependencies and NHS Collaborative Procurement Organisations:

The NHS in England (National Health Service for the United Kingdom) including but not limited to

• Foundation Trusts,

• Acute (Hospital) Trusts,

• Ambulance Trusts,

• Mental Health Trusts.

Care Trusts listed at:

Clinical Commissioning Groups:

Area Teams:

Special Health Authorities:

NHS Improvement:

Department of Health:

Arm’s Length Bodies: Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and their individual constituent organisations:

NHS England:

and other organisations involved in commissioning primary care services via Clinical Commissioning Groups supported by Commissioning Support Units which are responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.



The Clinical Commissioning Board, Area Teams: and other organisations involved in commissioning and/or overseeing General Practitioner services, GP consortia, GP Practices and any other provider of primary medical services:

(a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:

— General Medical Services (GMS),

— Personal Medical Services (PMS),

— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS); and/or

(b) Commissioned by NHS England or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above. The NHS in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland including but not limited to

• Primary care services - GPs,

• pharmacies,

• dentists and optometrists,

• Hospital services, and

community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services at:

NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales): including but not limited to Welsh Health Boards

NHS Trusts and Public Health Wales:

NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to

Regional NHS Boards,

Special NHS Boards and public health body at:

Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland: (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to Health Trusts

Social Care Board and other HSC Agencies:

Social Enterprise UK:

Local Authority Councils in England, Scotland and Wales: county, unitary, district, borough, and metropolitan Councils (parish/community Councils) Local Councils in England

Scotland and Wales:

Local Authority Councils in Northern Ireland: Continued at Section VI.3) Additional Information.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the In-tend e-Tendering portal at: For any support in submitting your response please contact In-tend Support team at (or call 0845 557 8079/+44 (0)114 4070056.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:


III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 12
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:


IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

Participating authorities reserve the right to undertake electronic auctions in the awarding of call-off contracts under this framework agreement.

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 18/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

Isle of Man (IoM) Government and associated IoM based public bodies, including all IoM Government Departments and Cabinet Office, including but not limited to:

Department of Health and Social Care:

The States of Jersey Government and administration including all Government Departments including but not limited to:

Health and Social Services:

The States of Guernsey (Parliament and government) including but not limited to

the Committee for Health and Social Care: Educational Establishments in England including schools and colleges:

Schools in Wales:

Further Education and 6th Form Colleges in the UK:

Higher Education Recognised or listed bodies in the UK offering degree-level courses:

Schools in Scotland including primary, secondary and special schools:

Educational Establishments in Scotland:

Schools and Educational Establishments in Northern Ireland:

Higher Education Universities and Colleges in Northern Ireland:

UK Police Forces in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales including National Special Police Forces.

England Fire and Rescue Services

Scottish Fire and Rescue Services

Welsh Fire and Rescue Services

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Registered charities in England and Wales:

Registered charities in Scotland:

Registered charities in Northern Ireland:

Ministry of Defence (MOD):

Registered social landlords, government funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing, including housing associations, trusts and cooperatives.




Northern Ireland:

Bidders should note that the NOECPC retain absolute discretion as to whether to accept any offer following evaluation. The NOE CPC is not bound in any way to accept any and reserves the right to make no further contract award under this procurement process. The NOE CPC shall not be held liable for any liability or cost or expense incurred by any bidder in relation to this project whatsoever, including, without limitations, in relation to the preparation of their tender and any subsequent clarification or any legal or other expenses.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)
Postal address: Savile Street East
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S4 7UQ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: