Legal Services
• North Star Housing Group
• Castles and Coasts Housing Association
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-022513 
Publication date: 10 September 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
North Star Housing Group
Endeavour House, St.Marks Court
Thornaby
TS17 6QN
Contact
Kerry Hunter
Email

Telephone
+44 01642796327
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKC11 – Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees
National registration number
IP21256R
Internet address(es)
Main address
www.northstarhg.co.uk
Buyer’s address
https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA30788
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
Castles and Coasts Housing Association
Arcadia House
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8EW
Contact
David Poulton
Email

Country
United Kingdom
NUTS code
UKC22 – Tyneside
Internet address(es)
Main address
https://castlesandcoasts.co.uk/
one.2) Information about joint procurementI.2) Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/northstarhg/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/northstarhg/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
Legal Services
Reference number
NSTAR P/REF 0033
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 79100000 – Legal services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
North Star Housing Group and Castles and Coasts wish to commission a framework for the provision of legal services from independent firms of solicitors in the private sector to support the delivery of a range of housing related activities. It is estimated that the contract value is likely to be around £600k per annum with an overall contract value of around £3m over the full term of this contract including any extensions. This figure is an estimate only and may be exceeded. However, no guarantee is given as to any level of business to be awarded through the framework.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £2,400,000
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 79100000 – Legal services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKC2 – Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
• UKD1 – Cumbria
• UKC1 – Tees Valley and Durham
Main site or place of performance
For North Star – Stockton on TeesFor Castles and Coasts – Carlisle
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
North Star and Castles and Coast are looking to procure a framework for the provision of legal services.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £2,400,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
48
This contract is subject to renewal
Yes
Description of renewals
The initial term of this contract will be 24 months with the option to extend for a further 24 months on a 12 plus 12 basis.
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registersIII.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions
Bidders must be authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England & Wales
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing systemIV.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: 2
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
Framework to be operated over a 4 year period
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
11 October 2021
Local time
5:00pm
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date
12 October 2021
Local time
10:00am
Place
North Star Head Office

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: Yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months
six.2) Information about electronic workflowsVI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) Additional information
The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award any contract pursuant to this procurement exercise and/or to abandon this procurement exercise at any time and/or to award a contract for part of the works at its sole discretion. The Contracting Authority shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant or tenderer as a result of its exercise of that discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, all costs incurred by any applicant and/or tenderer before signature of any contract with the Contracting Authority shall be incurred entirely at that applicant`s/tenderer`s risk.
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Public Procurement Review Service
London
Country
United Kingdom
six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation proceduresVI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court of England and Wales
London
Country
United Kingdom
six.4.3) Review procedureVI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures
The Contracting Authority will observe a standstill period following the award of contract and conduct itself in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

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