II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
As part of its PR19 business plan submission, UU included a project provisionally called Manchester and Pennines Resilience (MaPR) intended to be delivered via Ofwat’s new Direct Procurement for Customers (DPC) approach.
UU need the support of a Legal Adviser (LA) throughout the project to support and advise through to financial close out. The project will have a relatively long lead time until anticipated financial close (summer 2022).
The company is committed to evaluating the project using the green book for project appraisal, the appointed LA may be required to lead or support in the preparation of the OBC and the FBC as required as the project progresses. Additionally, as a public utility and regulated business, the DPC procurement process will need to comply with all applicable procurement regulations.
The LA must therefore be familiar with and have experience of advising on projects that have used and been evaluated in accordance with the green book, and be experienced in assisting its clients with preparation of the OBC and FBC.
The LA should be able to demonstrate a strong track record on similar advisory roles, demonstrating strong credentials in all aspects of legal advisory. Experience in UK infrastructure projects and a UK regulated utilities environment will be highly desirable, particularly in advising on projects which have the UK Government and/or UK economic regulators as key stakeholders. There will be a need to be creative, agile and flexible with a ‘pathfinder’ mentality.
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: 1 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged maximum number: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
If the score differential between the applicant ranked 2nd and 3rd is greater than 10 %, the company reserves the right to take only the top 2 ranked Applicants through to the invitation to negotiate stage.
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
Description of options:
The anticipated award date of the LA is December 2019 therefore the initial contract term from award of the LA will be circa 2 1/2 years, the duration of the agreement may facilitate additional support beyond this for up to a maximum of 8 years. The requirement for further support will be at the company’s discretion. Extensions may be taken up if there is a delay to the project or if LA support is required post project close out.
The company may require additional support in relation to the life cycle of the project at any time within the maximum 8-year term.
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: