Employee Flexible Benefits Contract

Employee Flexible Benefits Contract

Provision of 5 voluntary insurances, discount shopping vouchers and personal computing as part of National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd’s Employee (Flexible) Benefit programme.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2017/S 115-232244

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Cadent Gas Limited
10080864
Ashbrook Court
Coventry
CV7 8PE
United Kingdom
E-mail: box.Procurement.Indirects.GD16@nationalgrid.com
NUTS code: UKG33Internet address(es):Main address: http://cadentgas.com/Home

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://service.ariba.com/Supplier.aw
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Cadent Gas Limited
Coventry
United Kingdom
E-mail: .box.Procurement.Indirects.GD16@nationalgrid.com
NUTS code: UKG33Internet address(es):Main address: http://cadentgas.com/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Employee Flexible Benefits.

Reference number: WS77550766

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of 5 voluntary insurances, discount shopping vouchers and personal computing as part of National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd’s Employee (Flexible) Benefit programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66512210
66510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Via the Employee (Flexible) Benefits scheme, employees can elect to purchase Voluntary Critical Illness cover for themselves and their dependants. These are currently selected on an annual basis. Full details are included in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Further details can be found in the scoping documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Voluntary Personal Accident Insurance

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66512000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employees currently receive company paid cover but in addition they can, via the Flexible Benefits scheme, select Voluntary Personal Accident cover for themselves and their dependants. These are currently selected on an annual basis. Full details are included in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Further details of the provision of this service are provided in the scoping document.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Voluntary dental insurance

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66512200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employees can, select Voluntary Dental Insurance cover for themselves plus partner and/or their children. These are currently selected on an annual basis. Full details are included in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Further details of the provision of this service are available in the scoping document.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Voluntary travel insurance

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employees can select Voluntary Travel Insurance cover for themselves plus partner and/or their children. These are currently selected on an annual basis. Full details are included in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Further details are available in the scoping documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Voluntary gadget insurance

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employees can select Voluntary Gadget Insurance cover for all gadgets used by them and their children under 18. These are currently selected on an annual basis. Full details are included in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Further information is available in the scoping documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Discount Shopping

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employees can access a discounted shopping website which gives access to a wide range of discounts and offers.

It also provides the user an opportunity to order reloadable cards to use with retailers plus there is a prepaid MasterCard which offers cashback on expenditure with certain retailers.

Local offers can be added plus there are a range of seasonal discounts that are promoted each month. Further details are available in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Personal Computing

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30213000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

Ashbrook Court, Prologis Park, Coventry, CV7 8PE.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Employees can select from a wide range of laptop and desktop computers plus tablets and accessories. The current package includes a comprehensive warranty and internet security package. Further details are available in the scoping document.

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:

2 1-year extensions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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:

Pre-qualification questions related to this are included within the downloadable procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Pre-qualification questions related to this contract notice are included within the downloadable procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Pre-qualification questions related to this contract notice are included within the downloadable procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Pre-qualification questions related to this contract notice are included within the downloadable procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Pre-qualification questions related to this contract notice are included within the downloadable procurement documents.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Pre-qualification questions related to this contract notice are included within the downloadable procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 30/06/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 03/07/2017

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

To access the additional tender information and pre qualification documents please express your interest by emailing the following address:

box.Procurement.Indirects.GD16@nationalgrid.com

You will then receive further instructions to register on electronic tendering system, Ariba.

Access to additional information and prequalification questions are subject to the acceptance of a non disclosure agreement

All prequalification submissions must be submitted by 13.6.2017 at 12:00 (noon) GMT.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

See section VI.4.3
See section VI.4.3
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Cadent Gas Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point of 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 Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at the risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/06/2017

 

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