United Kingdom - Victoria: Legal services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Other
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
Lowest price
Published: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 096-189488

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2077987372
E-mail: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.nao.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nao.g2b.info

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law

I.5)

Main activity
Other activity: audit

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Legal Services.

Reference number: GEN/16/25

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
79100000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

The NAO does not have an in-house legal team. We are seeking to appoint experienced advisers who possess a sound track record of providing legal services of the type set out in the Lots specified in this procurement. Bidders will be expected to possess, and be able to demonstrate, authoritative knowledge of the UK public sector; the legal issues it faces and, where appropriate, how these affect the NAO in its capacity as the United Kingdom's principal public sector audit body.

The successful bidder for each Lot will be expected to provide legal services to support the NAO's business. This will include the provision of advice to audit teams and central support functions as required. We are seeking to appoint advisers who will work closely and collaboratively with the NAO as if they were an extension of our own organisational structure.

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.1.7)

Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

British constitutional law

Lot No: One (1)

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79110000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Advice relating to the C&AG/NAO's constitutional position and statutory powers — including but not limited to:

—interpretation of C&AG/NAO's existing powers and responsibilities; proposed/draft legislation impacting on C&AG/NAO's powers and responsibilities, including implications of Brexit; relationship between the C&AG and the NAO; C&AG's discretion and independence; C&AG as an Officer of the House of Commons; parliamentary privilege.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Price

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Public law

Lot No: Two (2)

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79110000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Advice relating to existing and draft legislation of relevance to the C&AG/NAO's audit activities — including but not limited to:

— application and compliance with statutory regimes (for example, Freedom of Information; Environment Information Regulations; subject access requests; data protection; money laundering; judicial review);

— interpretation and guidance regarding the implications of legal matters for the C&AG/NAO's work (for example, commercial sensitivity; confidentiality; tax law; defamation and discovery; legal privilege and sub-judice questions; EU law; Brexit related matters).

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Price

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

General commercial law

Lot No: Three (3)

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79110000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Advice relating to commercial activities — including but not limited to:

— contract preparation, interpretation and management; finance and banking; economic crime; non-disclosure agreements; intellectual property law; procurement; competition and state aid; digital, telecommunications and e-commerce matters; estates/property matters e.g. leases, rent reviews, licensing and insurance matters; implication of Brexit on these matters.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Price

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Human Resources law

Lot No: Four (4)

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79110000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Advice relating to the full spectrum of HR policies, processes, and responsibilities (including handling cases) — and any implication of Brexit on these matters. There may also be a requirement from time to time for advice on specific issues such as: handling employment tribunals; HR policy development; health and safety law; personal injury claims; and providing training/ input to our line managers (who are not HR qualified).

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Price

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Local public audit law

Lot No: Five (5)

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79110000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Including but not limited to guidance and advice in respect of the local public audit regime in England and support to provide guidance and/or training in response to queries raised by appointed auditors. Responding to queries on interpretation of public law, audit law and the legal framework applicable to local public bodies. Responding to queries about expected/actual changes in relevant primary and secondary legislation and regulations, including any implications of Brexit.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Price

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Description

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure
Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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.2.8)

Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)

Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GEN/16/25 — 1
Lot No: 1
Title:

British Constitutional Law

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/03/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
50 Broadway
London
SW1H 0BL
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)

Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 150 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GEN/16/25 — 2
Lot No: 2
Title:

Public Law

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/03/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Bircham Dyson Bell
50 Broadway
London
SW1H 0BL
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)

Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 150 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GEN/16/25 — 3
Lot No: 3
Title:

General Commercial Law

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/03/2016

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Browne Jacobson LLP
Mowbray House, Castle Meadow Road
Nottingham
NG2 1BJ
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)

Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 150 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GEN/16/25 — 4
Lot No: 4
Title:

Human Resources Law

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/03/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Capsticks
1 St George's Road, Wimbledon
London
SW19 4DR
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)

Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 150 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GEN/16/25 — 5
Lot No: 5
Title:

Local Public Audit Law

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/03/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Bates Wells Braithwaite
10 Queen Street Place
London
EC4R 1BE
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)

Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 150 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)

Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=240215531

GO Reference: GO-2017516-PRO-10218984.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
London
SW1W 9SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2077987372
E-mail: Z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures
National Audit Office
Victoria
London
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/05/2017