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Published 14/06/2019

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Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2019/S 113-277536
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLegal services
Date Published14th Jun 2019

Location Unknown

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Legal Aid Agency
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency

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://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-legal-aid-services-from-september-2019
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: other publicly funded services

Section II: Object

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

Procurement of Civil Legal Aid Services from Autumn 2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting responses from applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITTs’) for the delivery of publicly funded civil legal aid services from Autumn 2019 under the following contracts:

— 2018 standard civil contract (‘Face to Face Contract’) in Education and Discrimination, and

— 2018 specialist telephone advice Contract for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) in education, discrimination and housing and debt (‘CLA Contract’).

Applicants must ensure that they complete the selection questionnaire for 2019 contracts for civil legal aid services, in addition to a response to the relevant Invitation(s) to Tender (‘ITT(s)’) for the civil legal aid services the applicant wishes to deliver under the 2018 contracts.

This opportunity opens on 11.6.2019. The deadline for submitting a response is 9:00 a.m. on 10.7.2019

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 999 999 999 999.99 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Face to Face Contract ITT for Discrimination

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND and WALES.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting applicants to respond to this ITT for the opportunity to deliver publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1.9.2019 for the face to face contract for discrimination.

This procurement process is designed to evaluate an applicant's suitability to contract with us and will procure the:

— 2018 standard civil contract (‘Face to Face Contract’).

This opportunity opens on 11.6.2019. The deadline for submitting a tenders is 9:00 a.m. on 10.7.2019.

In addition to submitting a response to the selection questionnaire, applicants wishing to deliver discrimination services must respond to this ITT and subsequently be awarded a face to face contract for this work.

You must read the Information For Applicants (IFA) documents for both the selection questionnaire and the face to face Invitation To Tender before submitting your response.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Face to Face Contract ITT for Education

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND and WALES.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is inviting Applicants to respond to this ITT for the opportunity to deliver publicly funded civil legal aid services from 1.9.2019 for the face to face contract for education.

This procurement process is designed to evaluate an applicant's suitability to contract with us and will procure the:

— 2018 standard civil contract (‘Face to Face Contract’).

This opportunity opens on 11.6.2019. The deadline for submitting a selection questionnaire response is 9:00 a.m. on 10.7.2019.

In addition to submitting a response to the selection questionnaire, applicants wishing to deliver education services must respond to this ITT and subsequently be awarded a face to face contract for this work.

You must read the Information For Applicants (IFA) documents for both the selection questionnaire and the face to face Invitation To Tender before submitting your response.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and LAA’s right to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years i.e. 31.8.2023.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

CLA Contract ITT for Discrimination

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND and WALES.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (“ITT”) for a 2018 civil legal advice contract to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based civil legal advice contract work from 1.9.2019 in the discrimination category.

This procurement process is designed to evaluate the applicant’s suitability to contract with us and will procure the:

— 2018 Specialist Telephone Advice Contract for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) (‘CLA Contract’)

This opportunity opens on 11.6.2019. The deadline for submitting Tenders is 9:00 a.m. on 10.7.2019.

In addition to submitting a response to the selection questionnaire, Applicants wishing to deliver CLA services in Discrimination must respond to this ITT and subsequently be awarded a specialist telephone advice contract for this work. You must read the Information For Applicants (‘IFA’) document for both the selection questionnaire and the CLA Discrimination ITT before submitting your tender.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2019
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

CLA Contract ITT for Education

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND and WALES.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency (‘LAA’) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITT’) for a 2018 Civil Legal Advice Contract to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based civil legal advice contract work from 1.9.2019 in the education category.

This procurement process is designed to evaluate the applicant’s suitability to contract with us and will procure the:

— 2018 specialist telephone advice contract for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) (‘CLA Contract’)

This opportunity opens on 11.6.2019. The deadline for submitting tenders is 9:00 a.m. on 10.7.2019.

In addition to submitting a response to the selection questionnaire, applicants wishing to deliver CLA services in education must respond to this ITT and subsequently be awarded a specialist telephone advice contract for this work. You must read the Information For Applicants (‘IFA’) document for both the selection questionnaire and the CLA Education ITT before submitting your tender.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2019
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

CLA Contract ITT for Housing and Debt

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

ENGLAND and WALES.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Aid Agency ‘LAA’) is inviting responses from Applicants to its Invitations To Tender (‘ITT’) for a 2018 civil legal advice contract to provide the LAA’s publicly funded telephone-based civil legal advice contract work from 1.9.2019 in the housing and debt category.

This procurement process is designed to evaluate the applicant’s suitability to contract with us and will procure the:

— 2018 specialist telephone advice contract for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) (‘CLA Contract’)

This opportunity opens on 11.6.2019. The deadline for submitting tenders is 9:00 a.m. on 10.7.2019.

In addition to submitting a response to the selection questionnaire, Applicants wishing to deliver CLA services in housing and debt must respond to this ITT and subsequently be awarded a specialist telephone advice contract for this work. You must read the Information For Applicants (‘IFA’) document for both the selection questionnaire and the CLA Housing and Debt ITT before submitting your tender.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/11/2019
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

In the housing and debt category, the contract period shall commence on the contract start date and end on 31.8.2021 (subject to the contractual provisions in relation to early termination and the LAA’s discretion to extend for up to a further 2 years i.e. to 31.8.2023).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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
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.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
Open procedure
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.1.6)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: 10/07/2019
Local time: 09:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/07/2019
Local time: 09:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1EU
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Legal Aid Agency
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/06/2019
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Tender Details
Reference2019/S 113-277536
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLegal services
Date Published14th Jun 2019