Ref: DF1104
Title: Appointment of a service provider to provide legal services to SACNASP
Issue date: 16-11-2020
Sector: Legal Services
Closing date: 04-12-2020
Closing time: 11:00
Compulsory meeting: No
Meeting date: N/A

Description: Appointment of a service provider to provide legal services to SACNASP
Tender number: DF1104
Closing date and time: 4th December 2020 at 11:00
Issuer : SACNASP
Tender Reference : Legal Attorney SACNASP
Sector : Legal
Closing Date : 11am 4th December 2020
Issue Date : 16th November 2020
Region : Gauteng
URL: : www.sacnasp.org.za/tenders

1.1 The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) hereby invites suitably qualified firms of attorneys to submit proposals to be the entity’s Legal Counsel.
The Legal Firm will render services to SACNASP as and when required for a period of three years.
a) SACNASP was established in terms of the Natural Scientific Professions Act, 27 of 2003 as amended, by the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Act (7 of 2014).
b) SACNASP is a registration and regulatory body for natural science professionals.
c) Due to the specialised nature of the legal services required, it is necessary to appoint external Legal Counsel to advise the Council with the execution of its work and statutory functions and powers.
1.2 The service provider will
a) Attend to matters, including, but not limited to, providing advice, legal risk mitigation relevant to the execution of the mandate and operations of SACNASP.
b) It is noted that all bidders should anticipate that the matters related to the areas of work may lead to litigation and that drafting of pleadings, notices and legal documents pertaining to the mandate of SACNASP, and related matters, will fall within the natural course of managing and handling legal proceedings within that area of specialisation, as the case may arise.
c) It is further noted that advising and representing SACNASP in litigation matters which may include, but are not limited to, the appearance at the Magistrates’ Court, the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Constitutional Court, the Competition authorities and / or other dispute resolution authorities, in the execution of its mandate, protection of its goodwill and/or acting in the best interest of SACNASP, would be anticipated, as the case may arise.
d) The bidder must acknowledge that a physical presence in Pretoria to attend meetings as and when required is a pre-requisite.
e) It is further expected that bidders fully understand the regulatory framework within which the SACNASP operates when providing advice and managing / handling matters related to any of the below areas of specialisation.
f) The service provider should be able to provide legal services under any of the following areas of law: Contract Law/ Commercial Law/Corporate Law/ Public/ Administrative Law:
g) SACNASP reserves the right to request presentations/demonstrations from the shortlisted bidders as part of the bid evaluation process.

The Bidders will be required to provide effective and competent legal services as and when instructed by SACNASP in the following, but not limited to the below mentioned areas of law. (see document for table)

Proposals will firstly be evaluated in terms of functionality and then in respect of the preferential points system as provided for in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and its Regulations of 2017, using the 80:20 Points system. 80 Points will be allocated for price and 20 Points will be allocated for BBBEEE level contribution. Only bidders who score 70 points or more on functionality will be able to proceed to be evaluated further.
3.1 Functional /Technical evaluation
An assessment of Functionality will be based on the evaluation criteria noted in the table below. Each of the evaluation criteria in the table will carry a weighting as indicated, and the bidder will be required to score a minimum of 75 points (out of the 100 points), i.e. 75%, for Functionality in order to qualify to proceed to Stage 3 of the evaluation process. (see document for table)

A completed and signed TENDER document (tender) must be submitted with one Original of the tender. Tenders must be submitted in one A4 arch lever files and properly paginated with the Annexures. The schedules and annexures must be in the form and numbered according the numbering stated above and below. That is: (see document for table)

All enquiries will be attended to telephonically on 083-676-3998 during office hours (08:00 to 17:00) or via email addressed to Ms D Fisher at dfisher@sacnasp.org.za. The email must be referenced Legal Attorneys for SACNASP – Tender No DF1104
Bidders should not expect personalised responses. A hard copy of the final bid document must be either couriered or hand delivered to SACNASP U13 Enterprise Building Innovation Hub Mark Shuttleworth Street Pretoria 0087 for the attention of Ms A. Khewana by no later than 11:00 AM 4th December 2020 Please call 012 748 6500 prior to visiting please wear a mask, bring ID and provide your vehicle registration number to access site.

see: https://www.sa-tenders.co.za/sites/default/files/legal_tender_rev.pdf