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Title: Health related legal services
Published by: NHS Resolution
Publication Date: 20/02/2017
Deadline Date: 03/04/2017
Deadline Time: 16:00
Notice Type: 21 Social and other Specific Services - Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: The NHS Litigation Authority ("NHSLA") is proposing to establish a framework agreement on behalf of itself and
the bodies listed in section VI.3 for the purposes of procuring certain health-related legal services.
CPV: 79100000, 79110000, 79110000, 79100000.

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA)

2nd Floor, 151 Buckingham Palace Road

London

SW1W 9SZ

UK

Telephone: +44 2078112700

E-mail: Contract.Queries@nhsla.com

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nhsla.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://nhsla.mytenders.org/

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://nhsla.mytenders.org


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://nhsla.mytenders.org


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

http://nhsla.mytenders.org


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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Health related legal services

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79100000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The NHS Litigation Authority ("NHSLA") is proposing to establish a framework agreement on behalf of itself and

the bodies listed in section VI.3 for the purposes of procuring certain health-related legal services.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 544 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Clinical Liabilities

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Legal advice/assistance including handling pre-litigation; litigation and other forms of dispute resolution in

respect of potential, actual or alleged clinical liabilities of NHS Trusts and others. Further

details are in the tender documents. NHSLA is envisaged to be the main user of Lot 1.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 480 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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

Save as set out in the tender documents, the anticipated maximum number of suppliers to be

appointed for Lot 1 is ten (10) suppliers.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Non clinical liabilities

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79110000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Legal advice/assistance including handling pre-litigation; litigation and other forms of dispute resolution in

respect of actual or alleged non-clinical liabilities of NHS Trusts and others including employers liability and

public/products liability. Further details are in the tender documents. NHSLA is envisaged to be the main user of

Lot 2.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 32 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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

Save as set out in the tender documents, the anticipated maximum number of suppliers to be

appointed for Lot 2 is four (4) suppliers.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Regulatory, health and disciplinary law

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Legal advice/assistance relating to all aspects of medical and health care law including mental health, public

health, pharmaceutical, biotech and human tissue matters. Further details are in the tender documents. The

entities other than NHSLA that are listed in Section VI.3 are expected to be the main users of Lot 3.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 32 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

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

Save as set out in the tender documents, the anticipated maximum number of suppliers to be

appointed for Lot 3 is ten (10) suppliers.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Providers must meet certain conditions for participation including as to potential conflicts of interest and

acceptance of proposed contract terms. If appointed to the framework, providers will have to meet certain

mandatory standards including maintaining professional indemnity cover of not less than GBP40 million each and

every claim. The tender documentation contains further details.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Legal profession

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As contained in tender documents

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 03/04/2017

Local time: 16:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

NHSLA is conducting this procurement on behalf of itself and the following public bodies:-

Department of Health

Care Quality Commission

Health Education England

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Health Research Authority

Human Tissue Authority

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Business Services Authority

NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England)

NHS Digital

NHS Improvement

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Public Health England

Any and all other entities which are currently, or may at any time during the life of the Framework become, arm's

length bodies or agencies of the Department of Health

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=193610.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/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.

(MT Ref:193610)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA)

2nd Floor, 151 Buckingham Palace Road

London

SW1W 9SZ

UK

Telephone: +44 2078112700

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nhsla.com

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

17/02/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
23/02/2017 17:10ADDED FILE: NHS LA HEALTH-RELATED LEGAL SERVICES FRAMEWORK

HEALTH-RELATED LEGAL SERVICES FRAMEWORK- Word Document
08/03/2017 14:31ADDED FILE: Answer to Clarification Question

Question and answer to a question in relation to photocopying etc. charges
14/03/2017 17:29ADDED FILE: Answer to Question 48-Continued

Answer to question 48 in relation to B62
Main Contact: Contract.Queries@nhsla.com
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
166other HealthcareHealthcare

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
500East Midlands
700East of England
1800London
200North East
400North West
800South East
900South West
600West Midlands
300Yorkshire and The Humber

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
20/02/2017 NHSLA Health Related Legal Services Framework _Tender NHS LA Health Related Legal Services Tender Document1.29 MB17
23/02/2017 NHSLA Health Related Legal Services Framework _Tender HEALTH-RELATED LEGAL SERVICES FRAMEWORK- Word Document 392.40 KB8
08/03/2017 Clarification Question_Photocopying Costs_170308 Question and answer to a question in relation to photocopying etc. charges22.00 KB9
14/03/2017 Question 48_B62_Answer Answer to question 48 in relation to B623.89 KB9

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