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Published 24/12/2020

Leeds

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 251-634247
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLegal services
Date Published24th Dec 2020

Leeds

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
Postal address: 102 Petty France, Westminster
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Civil.Contracts@Justice.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency
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 1 March 2021

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 a Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contract (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in 1 Scheme to deliver the Services from 1 March 2021 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

To be eligible to bid for a HPCDS contract organisations must hold a 2018 Standard Civil Contract with authorisation in the Housing and Debt Categories of Law.

The Deadline for submitting Tenders is 5 p.m. on 19 January 2021.

All tenders must be completed and submitted using the e-Tendering 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
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
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 a Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Contract (‘HPCDS Contract’ or ‘Contract’) in 1 Scheme to deliver the Services from 1 March 2021 to 30 September 2021 with the right for the LAA to extend the Contract for a maximum further 12 months.

To be eligible to bid for a HPCDS contract organisations must hold a 2018 Standard Civil Contract with authorisation in the Housing and Debt Categories of Law.

The Deadline for submitting Tenders is 5 p.m. on 19 January 2021.

All Tenders must be completed and submitted using the e-Tendering 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: Applicant is a current HPCDS provider / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Applicant is able to deliver HPCDS Services through an Office based in the corresponding Housing and Debt Procurement Area which has authorisation in the Housing and Debt Categories of Law / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Applicant is able to deliver HPCDS services from the 1 March 2021 / Weighting: 2
Cost criterion - Name: None / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 37 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/03/2021
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.2.13)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

Where more than one applicant is tied the LAA will consider the tied applicants’ responses to the two tie break questions in accordance with paragraph 6.14 and award the contract to the applicant that achieves the highest score for the tie break.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/01/2021
Local time: 17:00
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
Tender must be valid until: 20/01/2021
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/01/2021
Local time: 17:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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.4.4)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@justice.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/12/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 251-634247
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLegal services
Date Published24th Dec 2020