United Kingdom-Coventry: Legal services

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Tile United Kingdom-Coventry: Legal services
OJEU (High Value) 311535-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-07-04
Deadline 2019-07-24 12:00:00
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Negotiated procedure

Description :
CONTRACT NOTICE



Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Severn Trent Water Ltd
Postal address: Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John's Street
Town: Coventry
Postal code: CV1 2LZ
Country: UK
E-mail: Adrean.Chavira@severntrent.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Main address (URL): www.stwater.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig
National registration number: 03527628
Postal address: Wrexham Road
Town: Wrexham
Postal code: LL14 4EH
Country: UK
Contact person: Adrean Chavira
E-mail: Adrean.Chavira@severntrent.co.uk
NUTS code: UKL
Main address (URL): https://www.hdcymru.co.uk/
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Joint procurement
I.2) The contract involves joint procurement
I.2.2) applicable national procurement law:

Law of England and Wales


Communication
I.3) Procurement documents
(URL):https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Additional Information
I.3.4) Additional information can be obtained from:
I.3.6)Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.3.8) to the above mentioned address
https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Waste and water treatment

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

Legal Services Tender

Reference number: Project_741-Legal Services Tender

II.1.4) Short description

STW and HD wish to award Framework Agreements for the provision of legal services. The services exclude legal services for the following: corporate, tax, treasury, insurance litigation, patent and trade mark registration and watching service. Further details of the legal services are included in the procurement documents. Other Severn Trent Group Companies which are not regulated by the Utilities Contract Regulations (‘UCR’) also wish to award Framework Agreements in the procurement process.

The procurement will be divided into 3 lots:

For full details set out in the procurement documents.

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 7900000

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: yes


II.1.6.7) The contracting authority reserves the right to award concessions combining the following lots or groups of lots -

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Any of lots 1 and 2 can be combined into a single contract should a participant be successful across more than one lot.

Refer to procurement documents for more information Project_741 — Legal Service.


Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

Legal Services Retainer for STW and HD

II.2.1) Lot No: Lot 1
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKL
II.1.4) Short description

STW and HD wish to award Framework Agreements for the provision of legal services under a retainer. It excludes the following legal services: corporate, tax, treasury, insurance litigation, patent and trade mark registration and watching service.

The retainer model for STW and HD includes without limitation the following legal services: construction, commercial, employment, procurement law, regulatory, environmental, regulatory prosecutions, health and safety, disputes and litigation, data privacy, intellectual property, competition, renewables, planning and real estate portfolio management legal services.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 3400000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Extension options of up to 2 years in total. Further details on options for the duration are set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.9) Envisaged number of candidates 8
II.2.9,4) Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Further details set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: yes II.2.10.1) Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

Further details set out in the procurement documents.



Additional information:

— no exclusivity or guarantee of volume,

— if a candidate wishes to bid for either Lot 1 or Lot 2, it must bid both Lots 1 and 2,

— no sub-contracting of services is permitted in this lot.


Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

Legal Services Panel for STW and HD

II.2.1) Lot No: Lot 2
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKL
II.1.4) Short description

STW and HD wish to award Framework Agreements for the provision of legal services on a panel basis. This excludes legal services for corporate, tax, treasury, insurance litigation, patent and trade mark registration and watching service legal advice.

Lot 2 includes without limitation legal services in the following areas: construction, commercial, procurement law, regulatory, real estate, planning, disputes and litigation, regulatory prosecutions, health and safety, environmental, employment, pensions, competition, data privacy, intellectual property, and renewables.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 4000000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Extension options of up to 2 years in total. Further details on options for the duration are set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.9) Envisaged number of candidates 8
II.2.9,4) Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Further details set out in the procurement document.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: yes II.2.10.1) Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

As identified in the procurement documents.



Additional information:

— no exclusivity/guarantee of volume,

— if a candidate wishes to bid for either Lot 1 or Lot 2, it must bid both Lots 1 and 2,

— no sub-contracting of services is permitted in this lot,

— MLPL tender process will not be run under UCR. MLPL will require real estate and planning legal services. If a candidate only wishes to bid for MLPL work, it may do so under Lot 2 and ring fence its bid to MLPL work.


Description: Item/Lot 3
Title:

Legal Services Panel for Other Severn Trent Group Companies

II.2.1) Lot No: Lot 3
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKL
II.1.4) Short description

The appointment of a legal services panel for Other Severn Trent Group Companies, which are not waste or water utilities, such as Severn Trent Green Power Ltd. This will include without limitation legal support for renewables subsidy schemes, construction, commercial, planning, environmental and real estate. The services exclude legal services for the following: corporate, tax, treasury, insurance litigation, patent and trade mark registration and watching service. This lot will also exclude data privacy, pensions, employment and competition legal services. The Other Severn Trent Group Companies are not subject to UCR. Lot 3 will not be run in accordance with UCR.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 500000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Extension options of up to 2 years in total. Further details and options for duration are set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.9) Envisaged number of candidates 5
II.2.9,4) Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Further details set out in the procurement document.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: yes II.2.10.1) Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

As identified in the procurement documents.



Additional information:

— no exclusivity or guarantee of volume,

— candidates may opt to bid specific work types as part of this lot. MLPL work is not included in Lot 3. Candidates bidding for legal services to support MLPL should refer to Lot 2.


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1.1) List and brief description of conditions

As stated within the procurement documentation.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
III.1.2.2) Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
III.1.3.1.2) Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.01.04.1) List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.01-06_01) Deposits and guarantees required:

As defined in the procurement documents

III.01-07_01) Main financing conditions and payement arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Not applicable

III.01-08_01) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As set out in the procurement documents.


III.2.1) Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision

Solicitors regulation authority authorisation to practice.

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated within the procurement documents

III.2.3) Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Competitive Negotiation
IV.1.3) The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.1.3) Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement 7
IV.1.3) In the case of framework agreements – justification for any duration exceeding 4 years

Not applicable

IV.1.4) Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2019-07-24
IV.02.02) Local time 12:00


IV.02.06) Duration in months (from the date stated for receipt of tender): 9

Section V: Complementary information


VI.2.1) Electonic ordering will be used
VI.2.2) Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.2.3) Electronic payment will be used

Additional information:

— there is no guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender,

— STW and HD and Other Severn Trent Group Companies are not bound to enter in to a Framework Agreement with any party,

— there is no contractual right (express or implied) which arises from this notice or this process,

— STW and HD, and Other Severn Trent Group Companies may terminate the tender process at any time,

— response to this notice, the submission of a response to the PQQ and any submission of tenders and participation in the tender process is at the candidates own cost and expense,

— no standstill letters will be issued by Other Severn Trent Group Companies.


Review body:
Official name: Severn Trent Water
Postal address: 2 St John's Street
Town: Coventry
Postal code: CV1 2LZ
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 7834419627
E-mail: adrean.chavira@severntrent.co.uk
VI.04.03) Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

STW and HD will incorporate a ten (10) calendar day standstill period in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm to take action in the High Court.


Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-06-24

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
79100000; 79110000; 79111000; 79112000; 79130000; 79140000; Legal services; Legal advisory and representation services; Legal advisory services; Legal representation services; Legal documentation and certification services; Legal advisory and information services;

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