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UK-Telford: Investigation services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952383729, Email: rachel.best@telford.gov.uk
Contact: Corporate Procurement
Main Address: www.telford.gov.uk, Address of the buyer profile: www.telford.gov.uk
NUTS Code: UKG21

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity:
General public services

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Commissioning Body for Non-Statutory CSE Inquiry
Reference number: CSE 2018

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79720000 - Investigation services.


II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The Council is procuring a commissioning body to lead a non-statutory inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Telford & Wrekin including the appointment of an independent chair to undertake such inquiry.

The services to which this ITT relates fall within the Light Touch Regime Chapter 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Inclusion of the term ¿Invitation to Tender" or ¿ITT¿ nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Council intends to hold itself bound by any other part of the Regulations. The procedure which the Council is following is set out in the ITT.

The Contract Notice value is estimated at £350,000 but dependent on the scope of works it can range between £350,000 up to £2m.

Prospective Bidders are invited to attend Telford & Wrekin Council¿s Bidders day being held on Tuesday 10th July 2018 9:30-13:00 at Weightmans of St Phillip¿s Point, Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5AF. Please contact chaitali.desai@weightmans.com to book your place.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 350,000

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKG21 - Telford and Wrekin

Main site or place of performance:
Telford and Wrekin


II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Council is procuring a commissioning body to lead a non-statutory inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Telford & Wrekin including the appointment of an independent chair to undertake such inquiry.

The services to which this ITT relates fall within the Light Touch Regime Chapter 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Inclusion of the term ¿Invitation to Tender" or ¿ITT¿ nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Council intends to hold itself bound by any other part of the Regulations. The procedure which the Council is following is set out in the ITT.

The Contract Notice value is estimated at £350,000 but dependent on the scope of works it can range between £350,000 up to £2m.

Prospective Bidders are invited to attend Telford & Wrekin Council¿s Bidders day being held on Tuesday 10th July 2018 9:30-13:00 at Weightmans of St Phillip¿s Point, Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5AF. Please contact chaitali.desai@weightmans.com to book your place.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70

Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 30


II.2.11) Information about options
Options: Yes
Description of these options:Dependent on the scope of works resulting from this inquiry there are options to extend this Contract by mutual agreement between the parties in line with Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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: Not Provided


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2018/S 127-289630



IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: CSE 2018
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 22/01/2019

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
One Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2920477101, Email: peterjones@eversheds-sutherland.com
Internet address: www.evershed-sutherland.com
NUTS Code: UKG21
The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot: 500,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Telford & Wrekin Council
Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952383200
Internet address: www.telford.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Telford & Wrekin Council
Borough of Telford & Wrekin, Civic Offices, Coach Central, Telford, TF3 4HD, United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 31/01/2019






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