Childcare Vouchers Tender
University of Leicester.
UK-Leicester: benefit services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Leicester
Purchasing Unit, University Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleicester/
For the attention of: Anthony Midgley
LE1 7RH Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162522058
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
Body governed by public law
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
LUV00437. Provision of childcare vouchers scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKF22
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)
The University of Leicester wishes to award a contract for the provision of its childcare voucher scheme arrangements. The contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years with the option for the University to extend for two one year periods.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years with the option for the University to extend for two one year periods.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years with the option for the University to extend for two one year periods.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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:
To be agreed between the parties.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
c) Has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the tender document.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the tender document.
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 20.6.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
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
Tenderers must express their interest through the University’s e-tendering system: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofleicester/.
Non compliant tenders may not be considered. The University reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage provided that it notifies tenderers of the reasons for doing so.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
See Section VI.4.2
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University 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.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: