|RFx ID :||18840747|
|Tender Name :||Nelson City Council - Legal Services - RFP|
|Reference # :||A1793791|
|Open Date :||Friday, 14 July 2017 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 14 August 2017 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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3.1.1 The purpose of this RFP is to invite proposals from legal service providers who would like to be part of the Councils’ Legal Panel.
3.1.2 The purpose of establishing a Legal Panel is to improve efficiency, transparency, fairness and cost effectiveness in the procurement of external legal services by the Councils.
3.2.1 The Councils would like to appoint a Legal Panel made up of:
· approximately two national legal service providers that can provide services in all of the areas of law specified in section D of the Requirements in Appendix 2
· approximately two or three local legal service providers that can provide services in at least two of the key areas of law specified in section D of the Requirements in Appendix 2.
“Local legal service provider” means the organisation must have an office within Nelson City and/or Tasman District.
3.2.2 The final number of providers on the Legal Panel will be determined by the Councils once responses to this RFP have been received and evaluated.
3.2.3 The objective is to establish a Legal Panel of external legal providers that can be utilised by either Tasman District Council or Nelson City Council, or potentially by both Councils together or any relevant body established by either or both Councils.
3.2.4 It is intended that each Council will enter into a contract with each successful provider. In other words, successful providers are likely to be awarded two contracts on substantially the same terms - one with Nelson City Council and one with Tasman District Council. However each Council reserves the right, at their discretion, to award a different form of contract, or not award any contract, or possibly enter into a tripartite contract with both Councils and the successful provider(s).