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Services Contract Award Notice

Is this contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? No

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Organisation: National Audit Office, Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Town: London, Telephone: 020 7798 7350, Electronic Mail: purchasing@nao.gsi.gov.uk, For the attention of: The Contracts Manager, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 020 7798 7025, Internet address (URL): www.nao.gov.uk
I.2) TYPE OF CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Body governed by public law

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1)TYPE OF CONTRACT Services
Service category 21.
In case of contract for service categories 17 to 27, do you agree to the publication of this notice? Yes
II.2) IS IT A FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT? Yes
II.3) NOMENCLATURE
II.3.1) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 74110000-3.
II.3.2) Other relevant nomenclature (CPA / NACE / CPC) CPC: 821, 8211.
II.4) TITLE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CONTRACT BY THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY UK-London: Legal Services Call-Off Contract
II.5) SHORT DESCRIPTION Legal services call off contract. 3 Contracts let for the following legal services: Contract 1: 1. British Constitutional law, including Parliamentary privilege, and the position of the C&AG as an Officer of the House of Commons; and 2. Public and Administrative law, including the interpretation of existing, proposed, and draft legislation; sub judice questions; defamation and discovery issues; interpretation of data protection and freedom of information law; audit access issues. Contract 2: 3. European Union law; and 4. Procurement law. Contract 3: 5. Employment law; 6. Health & Safety law; 7. Property, estates and construction law; 8. Finance and Banking law, including economic crime; and 9. General commercial law, including Competition law, IT, Telecommunications and e-commerce.
II.6) ESTIMATED TOTAL VALUE (excluding VAT) GBP 860,000

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted
IV.1.1) Justification for the choice of negotiated procedure without call for competition
IV.1.1.1) Negotiated procedure with prior publication
IV.1.1.2) Negotiated procedure without prior publication
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) criteria as stated below:
1) Professional Competence
2) Personnel Experience
3) Cost of Services
4) Quality of Proposal
5) General Company Capability



SECTION V: AWARD OF CONTRACT

V.1) AWARD AND CONTRACT VALUE
V.1.1) Name and address of successful supplier, contractor or service provider
CONTRACT No 1
Organisation: Winckworth Sherwood, Address: 35 Great Peter Street, Town: Westminster, London. , Telephone: , Electronic Mail: , For the attention of: Chris Vine, Postal code: SW1P 3LR, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: , Internet address (URL):
V.1.2) Information on value of contract or on lowest and highest tenders taken into consideration (excluding VAT)
Price:
Or lowest offer:
/ highest offer:
Currency:GBP
V.2) SUB-CONTRACTING
V.2.1) Is the contract likely to be sub-contracted?NO
If yes, state value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties
Value (excluding VAT):
Currency:
Proportion (percentage):
Not known:NO

V.1.1) Name and address of successful supplier, contractor or service provider
CONTRACT No 2
Organisation: Nabarro Nathanson, Address: Lacon House, Theobalds Road, Town: London, Telephone: , Electronic Mail: , For the attention of: Cyrus Mehta, Postal code: WC1X 8RW, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: , Internet address (URL):
V.1.2) Information on value of contract or on lowest and highest tenders taken into consideration (excluding VAT)
Price:
Or lowest offer:
/ highest offer:
Currency:GBP
V.2) SUB-CONTRACTING
V.2.1) Is the contract likely to be sub-contracted?NO
If yes, state value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties
Value (excluding VAT):
Currency:
Proportion (percentage):
Not known:NO

V.1.1) Name and address of successful supplier, contractor or service provider
CONTRACT No 3
Organisation: Wragge & Co LLP, Address: 55 Colmore Row, Town: Birmingham, Telephone: , Electronic Mail: , For the attention of: Andrew Hodge, Postal code: , Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: , Internet address (URL):
V.1.2) Information on value of contract or on lowest and highest tenders taken into consideration (excluding VAT)
Price:
Or lowest offer:
/ highest offer:
Currency:GBP
V.2) SUB-CONTRACTING
V.2.1) Is the contract likely to be sub-contracted?NO
If yes, state value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties
Value (excluding VAT):
Currency:
Proportion (percentage):
Not known:NO


SECTION VI: OTHER INFORMATION

VI.1) IS THIS NOTICE A NON-MANDATORY ONE? Yes
VI.2) REFERENCE NUMBER ATTRIBUTED TO THE FILE BY THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY A/CD/LS 001 - EU/4/06
VI.3) DATE OF CONTRACT AWARD 07/10/2004
VI.4) NUMBER OF TENDERS RECEIVED 10
VI.5) WAS THE CONTRACT SUBJECT TO A NOTICE IN THE OJ? No
If yes, specify reference of notice: Notice number in OJ content list
of
VI.6) DOES THE CONTRACT RELATE TO A PROJECT / PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS? No
If yes, indicate the project / programme and any useful reference
VI.7) OTHER INFORMATION (if applicable) GO Reference: GO 04111003
VI.8) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 10/11/2004


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