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Legal Services Panel 2023
Issued By Department of Justice and Community Safety
Request for Tender
Status:
Open
Number:
RFT 010/22-23
UNSPSC
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services

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Description

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is the Lead Department for the Whole-of-Victorian Government Legal Services Panel (the Panel) State Purchase Contract arrangement.

The current Panel contract expires 30 June 2023 for all 12 Areas of Law (AoL) under the arrangements. DJCS is seeking to appoint a panel of suitably experienced and capable law firms through an open market tender to:

  • provide high-quality, cost-effective, fit-for-purpose legal services:
    • advice;
    • dispute resolution; and
    • representation;

in all AoL:

  • Construction, Infrastructure & Major Projects;
  • Administrative Law;
  • Commercial & Contracts;
  • General Litigation (the current Prosecutions AoL will be subsumed into the General Litigation AoL);
  • Employment, Industrial Relations & Equal Opportunity;
  • Public Inquiries;
  • Property;
  • Personal Injuries;
  • Planning & Environment;
  • Coronial Inquiries; and
  • Intellectual Property & Information Technology.

DJCS is establishing a Legal Support Services panel to appoint a panel of suitably experienced and capable law firms to provide services in the following areas

  • Digital forensics, document management, and automation.

The new Panel will commence on 1 July 2023 for a fixed term of three years plus one option to extend for a further period of three years.

The Panel is a closed panel arrangement. As the Lead Department, DJCS may invite additional suppliers to apply to join the Panel in the course of the contract period.

The Panel’s clients currently include all departments and over 80 other government agencies. The number of agencies accessing legal services through the Panel is expected to increase as the Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s Expansion Project increases the range of government agencies required to join State Purchase Contract arrangements.

The Victorian Government Solicitors Office (VGSO) is able to provide services in all AoL. There is also a VGSO Exclusive Service category, for which Panel clients can only engage VGSO.

The Request for Tender (RFT) responses are due by 2pm (AEDT) Thursday 16 February 2023.

The Fair Jobs Code applies to the Panel State Purchase Contract RFT process. Prospective suppliers must obtain a Pre-Assessment Certificate (PAC) before submitting an offer. This is a mandatory conformance criterion for the RFT response.

 

Please note that the Request for Tender package includes Parts A & B, Part C, Part D, and Additional Materials 'List of Panel Clients'. Separately, a recording of the Industry Briefing and the accompanying slideshow, and supplementary information is provided here. 

Specification Documents 

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  •    Final RFT Parts A and B - LSP Tender 2023 23 Jan 2023.pdf
    • Version 1 (24 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (627 KB)
  •    Final RFT Part D - LSP Tender 2023 - 23 Jan 23.DOCX
    • Version 1 (24 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (1 MB)
  •    Additional Material - List of Current Panel Clients (23 January 2023).pdf
    • Version 1 (24 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (96 KB)
  •    Reference Material - Legal Services Panel Industry Briefing.pdf
    • Version 1 (24 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (436 KB)
  •    Reference Material - Supplementary Spend Data - Area of Law Value Range Breakdowns.pdf
    • Version 1 (24 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (193 KB)
  •    Final RFT Part C - Proposed Legal Services Deed - 23 January 2023.pdf
    • Version 1 (25 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (1 MB)
  •    Industry Briefing - Legal Panel Tender 2023 RFT010 22-23.MP4
    • Version 1 (25 Jan 2023)
    • Available by Download   (127 MB)
  •    RFT010_22-23 Clarification Q&A Register v1 - 1 February 2023.docx
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2023)
    • Available by Download   (278 KB)
  •    RFT010_22-23 Clarification Q&A Register v2 - 1 February 2023.docx
    • Version 1 (2 Feb 2023)
    • Available by Download   (291 KB)
  •    RFT010_22-23 Clarification Q&A Register v3 - 2 February 2023.docx
    • Version 1 (2 Feb 2023)
    • Available by Download   (293 KB)

Responses 

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Tender closes at 16 February 2023 02:00 pm
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