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UK-Victoria: Legal services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987372, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
Main Address: www.nao.org.uk, Address of the buyer profile: www.nao.g2b.info
NUTS Code: UKI
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Victoria:-Legal-services./677Z367F7H
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Other activity:

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 - Legal services.

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 advisors 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 advisors who will work closely and collaboratively with the NAO as if they were an extension of our own organisational structure.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 750,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: Yes
Tenders may be submitted for: All lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: The NAOs requirement is divided into the following 5 (five) Lots and the NAO is intending to set up 5 single supplier Framework Agreements, one per Lot.

II.2) Description
II.2) Description Lot No. 1

II.2.1) Title: British constitutional law
Lot No: One (1)
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKI LONDON

II.2.4) Description of 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 is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: 12 month extension
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
Envisaged minimum number: 3
/ Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Not provided
II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided
II.2) Description Lot No. 2

II.2.1) Title: Public law
Lot No: Two (2)
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKI LONDON

II.2.4) Description of 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 is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: 12 month extension option
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
Envisaged minimum number: 3
/ Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Not provided
II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided
II.2) Description Lot No. 3

II.2.1) Title: General commercial law
Lot No: Three (3)
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKI LONDON

II.2.4) Description of 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 is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: 12 month extension option
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
Envisaged minimum number: 3
/ Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Not provided
II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided
II.2) Description Lot No. 4

II.2.1) Title: Human Resources law
Lot No: Four (4)
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKI LONDON

II.2.4) Description of 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 is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: 12 month extension option
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
Envisaged minimum number: 3
/ Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Not provided
II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided
II.2) Description Lot No. 5

II.2.1) Title: Local public audit law
Lot No: Five (5)
II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKI LONDON

II.2.4) Description of 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 is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: 12 month extension option
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
Envisaged minimum number: 3
/ Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Not provided
II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided


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
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Not Provided
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description RESTRICTED
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Restricted

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
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:
Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/12/2016 Time: 12:00
IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided
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: Not Provided


Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Victoria:-Legal-services./677Z367F7H

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/677Z367F7H
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckngham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
National Audit Office
Victoria, United Kingdom
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 18/11/2016

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