Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/07/2020

Local time: 12:00

Provision of legal services to assist the Forestry Commission with various requirements, which include but are not limited to:

— estate and property management,

— claim management — traffic and third party,

— HR and employment law,

— public law,

— corporate law,

— debt recovery.

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United Kingdom-Bristol: Legal services

2020/S 117-285235

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Forestry Commission
National registration number: United Kingdom
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sam Harris
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3000674059

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.forestryengland.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.forestryengland.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Legal-services./C7PH42E8P5

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Forestry

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Legal Services Framework—- Forestry Commission

Reference number: FEE-0754

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000 Legal services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of legal services to assist the Forestry Commission with various requirements, which include but are not limited to:

— estate and property management,

— claim management — traffic and third party,

— HR and employment law,

— public law,

— corporate law,

— debt recovery.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of

Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is largely dominated by property management of the nation’s forests.

Property management is undertaken by the Estates Team. The team is led by the Director of Estates, Mari Sibley, who is a member of Forestry England’s Executive Team. The country is split into 6 districts, and 20 land agents work from those districts.

The HR Team is led by the Head of HR, Paul Johnson, who is a member of Forestry England’s Executive Team.

The finance team is led by the Director of Finance, David Hodson, who is a member of the Forestry England Board and Executive Team.

The 254 000 hectare nation’s forest is the largest single landholding in the country. The estate comprises over 1 500 separate properties including some of the finest woodlands, forest and open land in England, a wide range of housing and commercial property, mineral developments, and a variety recreation/leisure businesses. The properties are spread across 6 Forest Districts: North England, Yorkshire, Central England, West England, East England, South England including Westonbirt Arboretum and the National Office in Bristol. There are over 850 people working in a broad range of roles delivering the diverse business functions covering the management of the estate.

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: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

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

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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 a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 089-213576

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/07/2020

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

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/07/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

May 2024.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Legal-services./C7PH42E8P5

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/C7PH42E8P5

Go reference: GO-2020615-PRO-16735690

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3000674059

Internet address: www.forestryengland.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address: www.forestryengland.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/06/2020