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Published 30/07/2020

Southampton

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 146-360574
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLegal services
Date Published30th Jul 2020

Southampton

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
Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.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-tender-activity-2020
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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 HPCDS Services in England and Wales from 24 August 2020 Invitation to Tender Information for Applicants

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

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing Housing and Debt Legal Aid Contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in seven schemes to deliver the Services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 20202.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 11 000.00 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:

Bodmin and Truro

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK3 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Main site or place of performance:

Bodmin and Truro courts.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing Housing and Debt Legal Aid Contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Bodmin and Truro Scheme to deliver the services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting Tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section C: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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:

Telford

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Main site or place of performance:

Telford Scheme.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing Housing and debt legal aid contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Telford Scheme to deliver the services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section C: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 293.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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:

Birkenhead

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD74 Wirral
Main site or place of performance:

Bikenhead Scheme.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing Housing and Debt Legal Aid Contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Birkenhead Scheme to deliver the services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section C: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 43 702.74 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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:

Norwich, Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Main site or place of performance:

Norwich, Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth Scheme.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing housing and debt legal aid contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Norwich, Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth Scheme to deliver the Services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing Housing and Debt Providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section C: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 31 596.48 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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:

Boston and Lincoln

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE1 East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
Main site or place of performance:

Boston and Lincoln Scheme.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting Applicants who hold an existing housing and debt legal aid contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Boston and Lincoln Scheme to deliver the services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section c: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 293.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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:

Bury St Edmunds

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
Main site or place of performance:

Bury St Edmunds.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing housing and debt legal aid contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Bury St Edmunds Scheme to deliver the Services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section C: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 378.76 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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:

Southampton

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ32 Southampton
Main site or place of performance:

Southampton.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The LAA is inviting applicants who hold an existing housing and debt legal aid contract to submit a Tender for Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contracts (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in the Southampton Scheme to deliver the Services from 24 August 2020 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

The procurement process for HPCDS services is open to all existing housing and debt providers who are able to meet the minimum contract requirements.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 9 a.m. on 10 August 2020.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the eTendering system. This can be accessed either through a link on the tender pages of the LAA website or directly at www.legalaid.bravosolution.co.uk

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Section A: Organisation and contact details / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section B: Office location / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section C: Specific HPCDS experience / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Section D: Ability to commence work on 24 August 2020 / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Section E: Agents / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section F: Verification information / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion - Name: Section G: Tie break / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Section H: Warranties and declaration / Weighting: 0
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 778.12 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/08/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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

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: 10/08/2020
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: 10/08/2020
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
Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Postal address: 70 Fleet Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC4Y 1EU
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Legal Aid Agency
Postal address: 102 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: civiltenders@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/07/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 146-360574
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLegal services
Date Published30th Jul 2020