United Kingdom-London: Legal services

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Tile United Kingdom-London: Legal services
OJEU (High Value) 335408-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-07-17
Deadline 2019-08-16 12:00:00
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority Local authorities
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Open procedure

Description :
CONTRACT NOTICE


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: The Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London
Postal address: City of London Corporation, Guildhall
Town: London
Postal code: EC2P 2EJ
Country: UK
Contact person: Matthew Jones, Senior Category Manager, City Procurement
Telephone: +44 2073321606
E-mail: Matthew.Jones@cityoflondon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Main address (URL): https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://www.capitalesourcing.com

Communication
I.3) Procurement documents
(URL):https://www.capitalesourcing.com

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://www.capitalesourcing.com
I.3.8) to the above mentioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: REGIONAL AUTHORITY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

London Boroughs' Legal Alliance (LBLA) Barristers Framework

Reference number: prj_COL_13699

II.1.4) Short description

London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (‘LBLA’) is made up of: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and the London Fire Brigade. LBLA wishes to re-procure a framework of expert and experienced legal advisers for specialist advocacy and related legal services.

The City of London Corporation will act as the Contracting Authority on behalf of itself and the other LBLA members and will execute a Framework Agreement with each economic operator appointed. The Framework Agreement replaces an existing framework arrangement and will also be available to other local authorities in London and South East England. Further information for this opportunity can be found in II.2.4) Description of the procurement field (of this notice).

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 55000000

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



Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

Adult Social Services

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation, the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 1: Adult Social Services:

— mental health,

— community care, including procurement issues relating to providers,

— mental capacity and deprivation of liberty,

— court of protection including mental health cases,

— functions of the local authority under the Care Act 2014 and relevant legislation relating to children (for example at transition, young carers, etc.),

— forced marriages, regardless of the age of the parties concerned (including children),

— coroners work including inquests.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Contracting Authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 2500000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

Children’s Services

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster: and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 2: Children’s Services Care proceedings:

— The Children Act 1989,

— The Child Abduction and Custody Act,

— adoption proceedings, special guardianship and placement orders,

— public interest immunity,

— judicial review,

— functions of the local authority under the Care Act 2014 and relevant legislation relating to children (for example at transition, young carers, etc.),

— forced marriage,

— advice on international placements and placement of children in other jurisdictions,

— injunctions, particularly in the context of social media campaigns involving cases, and generally media advice in children related matters (including social media),

— human rights claims,

— FGM,

— inherent jurisdiction and wardship.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Contracting Authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 23600000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 3
Title:

Governance and Public Law

II.2.1) Lot No: 3
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that Framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 3: Governance and Public Law:

— governance, constitutional and policies,

— regulatory issues,

— commercial and contractual disputes, and procurement issues,

— information law including Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations 2004,

— Local Government Finance,

— education, including SENDIST, exclusion cases, advice on opening schools, academy conversions, etc.,

— employment matters, especially complex issues or relating to senior staff,

— judicial reviews on any subject matter,

— any other high profile, high risk matter, that is likely to have an impact on the authority as a whole,

— company law,

— establishment of corporate structures and trading vehicles, including charities, LLPs, ABSs, CBSs and JVs.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Contracting Authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 5100000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 4
Title:

Criminal Litigation and Prosecutions

II.2.1) Lot No: 4
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation: the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 4: Criminal Litigation and Prosecutions:

— trading standards and health and safety, including food hygiene,

— fraud in relation to all areas of local authority activities, including blue badge, social care, tenancy fraud and corporate fraud,

— full range of prosecution/enforcement work undertaken by local authorities including planning, licensing, education, and environmental crime (including fly tipping, nose prosecutions, nuisance, ASB, policing and Care Act),

— POCA,

— Housing Act 2014 enforcements.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Contracting Authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 2700000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 5
Title:

Housing

II.2.1) Lot No: 5
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 5: Housing:

— full range of local authority landlord & tenant matters, including advice and representation,

— homelessness (including s 204’s),

— allocations,

— s.80 EPA,

— anti-social behaviour proceedings,

— injunctions,

— disrepair claims,

— repossession and evictions,

— gas servicing access claims,

— service charge disputes and Leasehold Valuation Tribunals,

— advice on internal housing management policies and procedures,

— public law defences,

— mortgage repossessions,

— trespasser claims,

— judicial review,

— leasehold disputes,

— public law/equality act claims in relation to Housing,

— houses in multiple occupation.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off Contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Contracting Authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 7700000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 6
Title:

Planning

II.2.1) Lot No: 6
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 6: Planning:

— planning appeals,

— enforcement notices including injunctions,

— listed buildings,

— highways,

— housing/retail,

— S106 Agreements,

— local development frameworks/schemes,

— TPOs,

— CIL,

— town and village greens,

— mixed use developments,

— CPOs,

— judicial review,

— injunctions,

— appropriation,

— regeneration,

— procurement,

— other general planning advice.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Contracting Authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 9200000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 7
Title:

Property

II.2.1) Lot No: 7
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The participating authorities in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 7: Property:

— commercial and residential matters,

— lease renewals and forfeitures,

— mediation and arbitration of commercial LL&T Disputes,

— rights of way (private and public),

— restrictive covenants and easements,

— mortgages and property estoppels,

— possession actions,

— dilapidations,

— mixed use developments,

— CPOs,

— judicial review,

— injunctions,

— appropriation,

— regeneration,

— procurement.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the contracting authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 1300000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Description: Item/Lot 8
Title:

Civil Litigation

II.2.1) Lot No: 8
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
II.1.4) Short description

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year. The authorities that are participating in this procurement are: the City of London Corporation; the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Westminster; and London Fire Brigade. Other local authorities in London and the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex) will also be eligible to access the framework. It is intended that framework places will be awarded by reference to 8 different lots.

Lot 8: Civil Litigation:

— full range of claims brought against local authorities, including personal injury claims,

— claims against the police (City of London especially),

— coroners work including inquests,

— debt recovery,

— general civil litigation,

— commercial litigation,

— education,

— social media, reputation issues generally, and issues arising from the Defamation Act,

— routine employment tribunal cases and employment advice,

— construction litigation.

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the entire duration, including the optional 12-month extension, together with the call-off contracts.

Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, chamber(s) performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.

There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the contracting authority and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Value excluding VAT: GBP 2900000
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Options
II.2.11.2) Description of options

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years commencing on 1.1.2020, with an option to extend for a further year.



Additional information:

Specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater, manage the LBLA and its Barristers Framework Agreement on behalf of LBLA members, delivering legal spend savings and efficiency gains, including an extensive legal training programme, delivered with the Barristers Framework chambers.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the Capital e-Sourcing system.


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Section IV: Procedure

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


IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2019-08-16
IV.02.02) Local time 12:00


IV.02.06) Duration in months (from the date stated for receipt of tender): 6
IV.02.07) Conditions for opening of tenders
IV.02.07) Date 2019-08-16
IV.02.07) Local time 12:00

Section V: Complementary information



Additional information:

This procurement process is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘Capital eSourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com).

The procurement is being run as a one stage process, resembling the open procedure and its main features — which includes the core elements of the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system and submit a tender submission no later than 12:00 noon on 16.8.2019 in order to participate and registration is free. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after the return deadline.

The estimated total value given at II.1.5) is for the full duration of the Framework Agreement, which is up to four (4) years. The estimated annual contract value across the lots is approximately 14 000 000 GBP.

The Contracting Authority reserves the right at any time to vary the timescales in this notice, cease the procurement process and not award Framework Agreement or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Contracting Authority takes up any of these rights then it will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any candidate or tenderer as a result. Economic operators are solely responsible for their costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation of their tender submissions and all stages throughout the procurement. Under no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for costs or expense borne by the economic operators.

The services advertised in this notice fall under the services listed in Annex XIV to Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Contracting Authority is not obliged to follow The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in full. The procurement process that will apply to the services is specified in the procurement documents accordingly.


Review body:
Official name: High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.04.03) Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework Agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a Framework Agreement before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time-limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a Framework Agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Framework Agreement has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the Framework Agreement ineffective.


VI.04.04) Service from which information about the review
Official name: High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 20794760000

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-07-15

English Language Unavailable

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

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