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TitleDescription
StatusContract notice
ProcurementCompetitive procedure with negotiation
Award CriteriaLowest price
Date Published14th Jul 2018
CountryUK
Reference2018/S 134-305907
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Location-
CTypeServices
Common Procurement VocabularySubscription services
Newspapers
journals
periodicals and magazines

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
1st Floor, 7 Millbank
London
SW1P 3JA
United Kingdom
Contact person: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
Telephone: +44 2072191600
E-mail: ppcs@parliament.uk
NUTS code: UKI32

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
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
Other type: Parliament
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

GSV1746 - Westlaw and Lawtel Legal Databases

Reference number: GSV1746
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79980000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Houses of Parliament requires access to both the Westlaw UK and Lawtel legal research tools which are used by staff across both Houses. These services are not accessed by Members’ staff. The key reason for this negotiated procedure was that this subscription provides access to publications that are unique to the supplier as part of the database subscription, such as Sweet and Maxwell journal titles. The procedure was carried out in line with Regulation 32(2)b.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 126 658.12 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
22200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI32
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Houses of Parliament requires access to both the Westlaw UK and Lawtel legal research tools which are used by staff across both Houses. These services are not accessed by Members’ staff.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

The key reason for this negotiated procedure with Thomson Reuters was that this subscription provides access to publications that are unique to the supplier as part of the database subscription, such as Sweet and Maxwell journal titles. The procedure was carried out in line with Regulation 32(2)b.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/07/2018
Local time: 16:01
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The key reason for this negotiated procedure was that this subscription provides access to publications that are unique to the supplier as part of the database subscription, such as Sweet and Maxwell journal titles. The procedure was carried out in line with Regulation 32(2)b.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
London
SW1P 3JA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072191600
E-mail: ppcs@parliament.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/07/2018


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