Government Employee Pension Schemes Software

Government Employee Pension Schemes Software

A number of Local Government Administering Authorities, have commenced a collaborative initiative, to create a Framework for the provision of software solutions, to administer the below schemes: Local government pension scheme (English and Welsh and/or Scottish and/or Northern Irish equivalent pension schemes), Police pension scheme (English and Welsh and/or Scottish and/or Northern Irish equivalent pension schemes).

UK-Maidstone: Government employee pension schemes

2012/S 248-410755

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
Kent County Council, County Hall
For the attention of: Sally Conquest
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1622694785
E-mail: sally.conquest@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: 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: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National Pensions Administration Software
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UK
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
A number of Local Government Administering Authorities, have commenced a collaborative initiative, to create a Framework for the provision of software solutions, to administer the below schemes:
— Local government pension scheme (English and Welsh and/or Scottish and/or Northern Irish equivalent pension schemes),
— Police pension scheme (English and Welsh and/or Scottish and/or Northern Irish equivalent pension schemes),
— Fire and Rescue pension schemes(English and Welsh and/or Scottish and/or Northern Irish equivalent pension schemes).
The Founder Members, in no particular order, are as follows
— Greater Manchester Pension Fund,
— South Yorkshire Pension Fund,
— Norfolk County Council,
— Essex County Council,
— Bedford Borough Council,
— North Yorkshire County Council,
— Nottinghamshire County Council,
— Lambeth Borough Council,
— Cheshire West and Chester Council,
— Hampshire County Council,
— Kent County Council.
An open procurement process is to be followed and a multiple supplier framework will ultimately be let. The framework is to be created so that upon completion of the procurement process, any Administering Authority, will be able to call off from the framework where they require a contract for services contained in the Specification. The Specification has been designed in a modular format in order that Administering Authorities may contract a single supplier for any number of available modules within their overall operating system e.g. Workflow, Imaging Payroll etc.
The system needs to offer the necessary functionality to cover the entire pensions life cycle, as well as features that are regarded as best practice within the industry (such as document imaging, integrated workflow and web access).
The supplier will:
— be required to identify, interpret and implement all relevant legislation to ensure the system is fully compliant with the law,
— have an existing end-client base for one or more of the schemes,
— be capable of providing a fully managed system solution (e.g. disaster recovery).
Further information is available in the form of a briefing document, by contacting sally.conquest@kent.gov.uk
In response to this PIN, suppliers who are capable of delivering a system that operates in accordance with the above are requested to provide details to the named contact above as follows:
Supplier name, address and contact details.
Name of pensions administration system.
This PIN is being published to establish and better understand the market and suppliers within the market to supply such systems and will be used to inform the Administering Authorities procurement process in due course.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75320000, 48000000, 48400000, 72250000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.12.2012

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