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Title: Wales Bus Services – Legal and Regulatory advisors
Published by: Transport for Wales
Publication Date: 04/10/2018
Deadline Date: 01/11/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Provision of Legal services to provide expert legal and regulatory support and advice on matters relating to the bus industry.
CPV: 79100000, 79111000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Transport for Wales

Southgate House, Wood Street

Cardiff

CF10 1EW

UK

Contact person: Tamara Evans

Telephone: +44 2921673434

E-mail: bus@tfw.wales

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://tfw.gov.wales

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA50685

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Telephone: +44 3000623300

E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: Transport for Wales

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Wales Bus Services – Legal and Regulatory advisors

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79100000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Provision of Legal services to provide expert legal and regulatory support and advice on matters relating to the bus industry.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79111000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

TfW offices in Cardiff and potentially Pontypridd from 2019

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Tenderers must register their expression of interest to gain access to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) pack by completing a Confidentiality Agreement (CA) and returning it to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

The CA can be found in the Additional Documents section of this Notice on Sell2Wales (you must Register Your Interest in the notice on the Sell2Wales website to get the CA),or alternatively request a copy from TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Any questions relating to the CA should be submitted to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Provision of Legal and Regulatory Support and Advice Services to TfW and the Welsh Ministers to include:

a) Advise on options for bus service review and change within the current legal and regulatory context and existing powers in Wales with regard to the Transport Acts.

b) Changes to the bus industry in Wales including options regarding the introduction of bus franchising and the implications of such changes;

c) Advise on matters relating to structural reform of the bus industry in Wales;

d) Input and comment regarding the development of Outline and Full Business Cases for bus service review in Wales;

e) Assessing the feasibility of proposed changes to the operation of the bus industry in Wales including the commercial and market implications of such changes; and

f) Provision of ongoing legal and regulatory advice to the TfW and Welsh Government on any matters that may arise concerning the bus industry in Wales.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following areas will be covered by Welsh Government legal services:

a) Preparation of legal instructions to the Office of Legislative Counsel.

b) Advise on legal and regulatory updates required to implement any recommended changes; and

c) Advising on the roles of local and central government with regard to the bus industry in Wales and their statutory duties and responsibilities.

The legal and regulatory advisors will need to have the following experience:

a) an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of the bus industry;

b) Significant experience of working with the bus market to effect change;

c) Significant experience of advising statutory bodies on the impacts of existing legislation and regulation on the current industry environment; and

d) Significant experience of advising statutory bodies on how new legislation and regulation could be implemented to effect change in the bus industry.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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:

The appointment will initially be for 3 years, but may (at the Appointer's option) be extended for a further 2 years, up to a total of 5 years.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As may be stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about 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: 01/11/2018

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

CY

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/11/2018

Local time: 12:00

Place:

TfW or Welsh Government offices in Cardiff

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Tenderers must register their expression of interest to gain access to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) pack by completing a confidentiality Agreement (CA) and returning it to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

The CA can be found in the Additional Documents section of this Notice on Sell2Wales (you must Register Your Interest in the notice on the Sell2Wales website to get the CA),or alternatively request a copy from TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

Any questions relating to the CA should be submitted to TfW via email to bus@tfw.wales

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=85833.

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:85833)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

02/10/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
25/10/2018 17:14Change to Clause 4.2 of Volume 2 of the tender documentation

Please note that TfW is amending the final sentence of clause 4.2 of Volume 2 as follows:
Delete: "Nothing in this clause 4.2 shall in any way limit the liability of the Solicitor in respect of the Contract Services, which such liability shall be uncapped unless otherwise specified in the Letter of Appointment."
Replace with: "The total liability of the Solicitor, in respect of negligence and/or the breach of the Contract Services, or any other claim, shall be limited to a maximum of £20million."
Main Contact: bus@tfw.wales
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
79111000Legal advisory servicesLegal advisory and representation services
79100000Legal servicesBusiness services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Alert Region Restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

Alert Region Restrictions
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

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Current Documents

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04/10/2018 TfW Confidentiality Agreement for Legal Support ITT v1.0 for Applicants Confidentiality Agreement for Legal Support ITT392.58 KB30

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