Isle of Wight Council has started the procurement of legal services covering property, planning and contracts and procurement.
The contracts are to run from 15 June 2017 for a period of three years with the option to extend for a further period of up to one year at the sole discretion of the authority.
The council said it was “looking to secure the provision of high quality legal services undertaking matters where either specialist knowledge that is not available in house is needed, or where due to capacity additional legal capacity is required. This may be for day to day matters, or in relation to specific projects.”
It added that its in-house legal team has lawyers that cover a wide range of subjects.
The tender has been divided into the following lots:
- Commercial property law;
- Contract and Procurement.
One provider will be appointed per lot, and tenderers can bid for one or more lots.
The award criteria are: meeting specification including customer (weighting: 25); working practices (weighting: 30); added value (weighting: 5) and price (weighting: 40).