Services - 63807-2016

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25/02/2016    S39

United Kingdom-London: Legal services

2016/S 039-063807

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
Postal address: 2 Southwark Bridge Road
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 9HS
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Simon Whitehead
E-mail: dpu@cps.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 02033570128

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cps.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.cps.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
External Advocacy Assessors Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Crown courts and offices of the Crown Prosecution Service.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Crown Prosecution Service is seeking quotations from suppliers under the Terms and Conditions of this procurement for the appointment of a contractor to provide an external advocacy assessor service. The contractor shall provide qualified assessors to access the in-house advocates in contested cases in a live court environment in England and Wales.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000 Legal services, 80510000 Specialist training services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Crown Prosecution Service seeks to engage the services of suitably qualified External Assessors who shall be required to:
— Independently assess the work and quality of in-house advocates in contested hearings;
— Provide reports of such assessments in accordance with the agreed criteria;
— Monitor and report on the assessment performance of the Internal Assessors; and
— Conduct a proportion of assessments to supplement those covered by IAAs to provide an independent evaluation.
The objective of this procurement is to secure a Service Provider or Providers for the continued external assessment element of in-advocates in contested cases.
This procurement shall secure the services of the External Assessors on a national basis for a two (2) year period with the option to extend for a further twenty four (24) months in up to twelve (12) month increments. Potential Providers are hereby requested to submit proposals.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions: How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://cps.bravosolution.com and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure); 2. Express an Interest in the Tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box; 3. Responding to the Tender — You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then publish your reply using the publish button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Financial, technical and and economic criteria based on the information provided in response to the tender submission and as referred to above.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technical. Weighting 60

2. Price. Weighting 40

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
PR 28/2015
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.4.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.4.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
22.2.2016
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 5.4.2016 - 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction. The contracting Authority reserves the right at any time to cease this tendering process and not award a contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Crown Prosecution Service
E-mail: dpu@cps.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22.2.2016