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UK-Victoria: Legal services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
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.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Audit

Section II: Object Of The Contract

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.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: Yes

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 750,000

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description (lot no. 1)


II.2.1) Title:British constitutional law
Lot No:One (1)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKI - LONDON

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:
Not Provided

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: Not Provided

II.2) Description (lot no. 2)


II.2.1) Title:Public law
Lot No:Two (2)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKI - LONDON

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:
Not Provided

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: Not Provided

II.2) Description (lot no. 3)


II.2.1) Title:General commercial law
Lot No:Three (3)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKI - LONDON

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:
Not Provided

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: Not Provided

II.2) Description (lot no. 4)


II.2.1) Title:Human Resources law
Lot No:Four (4)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKI - LONDON

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:
Not Provided

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: 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 code(s):
79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKI - LONDON

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:
Not Provided

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: Not Provided


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

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: No
A dynamic purchasing system was set up: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

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
Not Provided


IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: GEN/16/25 - 1
Lot Number: 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 from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
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
Total value of the contract/lot: 150,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


Award Of Contract (No.2)

Contract No: GEN/16/25 - 2
Lot Number: 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 from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
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
Total value of the contract/lot: 150,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


Award Of Contract (No.3)

Contract No: GEN/16/25 - 3
Lot Number: 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 from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
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
Total value of the contract/lot: 150,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


Award Of Contract (No.4)

Contract No: GEN/16/25 - 4
Lot Number: 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 from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
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
Total value of the contract/lot: 150,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


Award Of Contract (No.5)

Contract No: GEN/16/25 - 5
Lot Number: 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 from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
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
Total value of the contract/lot: 150,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

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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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckngham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987372, Email: Z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk

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 review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 16/05/2017






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