Kent County Council Tender for Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Kent County Council Tender for Salary Sacrifice Scheme

A fully managed solution for implementation of a salary sacrifice shared cost scheme in respect of Added voluntary contributions on a shared cost basis.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Insurance and pension services

2019/S 168-411195

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Kent County Council
County Hall
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jeannette Amer
Telephone: +44 3000418180
NUTS code: UKJ4
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


SC19014 Salary Sacrifice Shared Cost Added Voluntary Contributions (SS SC AVC)

Reference number: DN431502

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

A full managed solution for implementation of a salary sacrifice shared cost scheme in respect of Added voluntary contributions (AVC’s) on a shared cost basis within the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) including employee applications, salary sacrifice payroll data and integration with the AVC provider application and reporting processes. This is where an employee opts to pay AVC’s under Regulation 17 of the LGPS Regulations 2013 (the 2013 Regulations); an employer can decide to also contribute to that employee’s AVC arrangement.

It is anticipated that the initial contract will run for approximately 36 months with the provision for 2 further 12-month extension periods and a commencement date of December 2019.

If you require more information about this notice, please send your enquiries via the Kent Business Portal.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Kent County Council (KCC) is looking for an organisation to provide a service of a salary sacrifice shared cost added voluntary contribution scheme for the Kent County Council.

The Council intends to hold a competitive tendering process in the autumn 2019 via the Kent Business Portal, to secure this service and is publishing this notice to enable the option of reduced OJEU advert timescales. It is the Council’s aim to make the invitation to tender (ITT) process as easy as possible for tenderers to complete.

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

Start: 02/01/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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: 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
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 30/09/2019
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Kent County Council
Sessions House, County Road
ME14 1XD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000418180
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: