British Council Tender for Ethical Screening Services

British Council Tender for Ethical Screening Services

The British Council is tendering for the provision of ethical and reputational screening services to cover its global network. 

United Kingdom-London: Industry specific software package

2019/S 035-078995

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London
SW1A 2BN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Brian D’Mello
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
NUTS code: 00
Internet address(es):Main address: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishconcil
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Registered charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Ethical Screening Services for British Council

Reference number: BC/00735

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The British Council is tendering for the provision of ethical and reputational screening services to cover its global network. This deliverable falls within the remit British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation directorate, and is a key strand of its due diligence process. Ethical and reputational screening sits alongside the British Council minimum due diligence requirements for all business relationships that the British Council is considering, and which include: counter terrorism and money laundering checks for individuals and organisations — links are included in this guide, credit safe credit checks for organisations — DBS, self-assessment and/or similar checks for individuals, ethical and reputational screening, desk based research, staff undertake themselves.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Global.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The British Council is tendering for the provision of ethical and reputational screening services to cover its global network. This deliverable falls within the remit British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation directorate, and is a key strand of its due diligence process. Ethical and reputational screening sits alongside the British Council minimum due diligence requirements for all business relationships that the British Council is considering, and which include: counter terrorism and money laundering checks for individuals and organisations — links are included in this guide, credit safe credit checks for organisations — DBS, self-assessment and/or similar checks for individuals, ethical and reputational screening, desk based research, staff undertake themselves.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 171-388597

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 05/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/03/2019
Local time: 14:00
Place:

British Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Suppliers who wish to express an interest and take part in the tender process will be required to register on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil. Once registered, bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access the bidders pack and submit their return. Bidders will also be required to demonstrate their capability and “means of proof” will be required. These conditions are outlined in the ITT. The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London
SW1A 2BN
United KingdomInternet address: www.britishcouncil.org
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/02/2019

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