Alternative Investments Manager Tender

Alternative Investments Manager Tender

The Fund wishes to continue to invest in this manner with an investment manager, or managers, given discretion to make these investments on the Fund’s behalf.

United Kingdom-Winchester: Pension fund management services

2015/S 105-191300

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Hampshire County Council
The Castle
For the attention of: Peter Lloyd
SO23 8UL Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1962826934

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hants.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Alternative Investments Manager.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 6b:
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: County of Hampshire, United Kingdom.

NUTS code UKJ33

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Hampshire County Council Pension Fund currently invests directly into a number of Hedge Funds and Limited Partnerships investing in private equity, infrastructure and other alternative asset classes. The Fund wishes to continue to invest in this manner with an investment manager, or managers, given discretion to make these investments on the Fund’s behalf.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66141000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1 — Management of Hedge Funds.
Lot 2 — Management of Infrastructure Investments.
Lot 3 — Management of Private Equity and Illiquid Funds.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 30 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.12.2015. Completion 30.11.2025

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Management of Hedge Funds

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66141000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Management of Infrastructure Investments

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66141000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Management of Private Equity and Illiquid Funds

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66141000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2009.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The tender process will include an assessed presentation to the Pension Fund trustees and the County Council only has finite resources with which to host these presentations.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

EX06837

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 30.6.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.7.2015 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

29.7.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

This contract will be in operation for a period of 10 years but will be subject to a review after 5 years.
Instructions how to download tender documents

This procurement will be undertaken using an e-tendering system (In-tend) which can be found at: https://intendhost.co.uk/hampshire

Tenderers are required to register their company details on In-tend. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/ under the HELP tab.

If you are not currently a registered supplier please register your company via the Company Details Tab at the top of the screen. Please note the email address used when registering as a new supplier should be for the person who will deal with the tender, as login details, subsequent messages and tender documents will be automatically sent to this email address. Please ensure the email account registered on this system is regularly monitored. You may register more than one user per organisation against your account.
Once you have registered, or if you already are a registered supplier, please Log On. Once in the website, click on Tenders on the top bar, scroll down to Current and then search for the title of this project for further information. If you wish to express interest please click on Express Interest. Tender documents will then be available for download.
How to submit a tender using the In-tend web site:
Log into the In-tend website. Once you have Expressed an Interest, the tender documents can be found in your My Tenders folder. Once you have located the tender you require, click on the View Details button of this project then click on the ITT Documents Tab. Scroll down the page to where it says Tender Documents Received and view all tender documents received. Click on the View button. Download the documents as required.
If we have chosen to use an interactive questionnaire, this will be located under My Tender Return. This will vary depending on the tender. When you have completed your tender, scroll down to the Attach Documents button and search for your saved document/s. Upload the documents back on to the website and click on the Red Submit Return Button. This will submit your tender. If successfully uploaded, the system will issue a confirmation receipt.
If you cannot see the receipt due to Popup Blocker you will be able to view the receipt on the History Tab.
Documents must be uploaded using Word/Excel or PDF format.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.5.2015

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