Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/01/2021

Local time: 12:00

Advice on any matter relating to the interpretation and implementation of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. Advice on the Welsh Language Act 1993 or any other legislation, regulation or advice relevant to the Commissioner and the implementation of the Commissioner’s powers, duties and functions.

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United Kingdom-Cardiff: Legal services

2020/S 239-592241

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Welsh Language Commissioner
Postal address: Market Chambers, 5-7 St Mary Street
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Postal code: CF10 1AT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3456033221
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.welshlangaugecommissione.wales
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0480

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.sell2wales.gov.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.sell2wales.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework Agreement to Provide Legal Advice to the Welsh Language Commissioner

Reference number: CYG033

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Framework agreement to provide legal advice to the Welsh Language Commissioner.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 3

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

General Advice to the Commissioner

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice on any matter relating to the interpretation and implementation of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. Advice on the Welsh Language Act 1993 or any other legislation, regulation or advice relevant to the Commissioner and the implementation of the Commissioner’s powers, duties and functions.

Matters relating to the implementation of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 and the Welsh Language Act 1993, the Commissioner’s powers, functions and duties in relation to other British, European and International legislation.

The ability to access barrister services where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Capability in the Wesh Language / Weighting: 100

Quality criterion – Name: Personnel and capacity / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion – Name: Quality management and communication / Weighting: 20

Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021

End: 31/03/2025

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

Submissions for this OJEU notice may be made in the Welsh language or bilingually, but only through this official OJEU notice. The corresponding information in the Welsh language for this notice has been placed on the Gwerthwch i Gymru website.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Representation in Proceedings and Barrister Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79112000 Legal representation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Representing the Commissioner in proceedings before the Welsh Language Tribunal, County Court or High Court. Advising and representing the Commissioner with regard to judicial reviews, and intervening in legal proceedings (Sections 8 — 10 of the Measure) or in response to judicial reviews against the Commissioner.

Advising the Commissioner on a point of law and as such, the companies appointed to the framework agreement will need to have access barrister services where appropriate and in proceedings where the services of a Barrister are needed.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Capability in the Welsh Language / Weighting: 100

Quality criterion – Name: Personnel and capacity / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion – Name: Quality management and communication / Weighting: 20

Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021

End: 31/03/2025

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

Submissions for this OJEU notice may be made in the Welsh language or bilingually, but only through this official OJEU notice. The corresponding information in the Welsh language for this notice has been placed on the Gwerthwch i Gymru website.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment, Resources and Governance

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000 Legal services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employment matters common to public bodies. Advice on building leases and other matters relating to the Commissioner’s resources.

Advice on data protection issues, freedom of information, environmental regulations and other matters relating to the Commissioner’s Governance.

Any other legal advice as required by the Commissioner.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Capability in the Welsh Language / Weighting: 100

Quality criterion – Name: Personnel and capacity / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion – Name: Quality management and communication / Weighting: 20

Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2021

End: 31/03/2025

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

Submissions for this OJEU notice may be made in the Welsh language or bilingually, but only through this official OJEU notice. The corresponding information in the Welsh language for this notice has been placed on the Gwerthwch i Gymru website.

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

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

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

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5

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: 20/01/2021

Local time: 12:00

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, Welsh

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 2 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/01/2021

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The tender documents relating to this procurement have been published in the Welsh and English languages.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales website.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Download the ESPD document here:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales website at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=105810

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(WA Ref:105810)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=105810

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/12/2020