National Framework Agreement for Salary Sacrifice Schemes
The Framework Agreement will provide the means for public sector employers to offer lease car salary sacrifice schemes to their employees.
United Kingdom-Chester: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Telephone: +44 1244365143
NUTS code: UKD63
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
National Framework Agreement for Salary Sacrifice (Car Leasing) Schemes
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement service seeks to establish a single supplier framework agreement to deliver Optional Remuneration Arrangement (OPRA) benefit schemes that will provide a range of lease cars to the employees of Participating Organisations.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Public sector organisations may utilise salary sacrifice schemes to help motivate and engage employees and demonstrate the value that the organisation places on them.
The Framework Agreement will provide the means for public sector employers to offer lease car salary sacrifice schemes to their employees. The service offering should provide value for money and enable employees to choose cars from a range of manufacturers, across a range of car categories.
Salary sacrifice schemes offered under the terms of the Framework Agreement will provide employees with the means to obtain the car?of their choice, to their desired specification (subject to any CO2 emissions limit set by individual organisations), at a competitive price with affordable payments typically over a period of up to 36 months that are paid directly from their monthly salary.
Salary sacrifice schemes offered under the terms of the framework agreement will offer a range of financial (where permitted) and non-financial benefits to employees accessing individual salary sacrifice schemes and to public sector organisations offering individual salary sacrifice schemes to their employees.
Salary sacrifice schemes offered under the terms of the framework agreement will be easy for employees to enter and for employers to administer with a high degree of self-service using a state of the art online portal developed specifically for salary sacrifice type services that is simple and intuitive to use for employees and for the Administration, Human Resources, Finance and any other authorised departmental users in public sector organisations. The online portal should have Single Sign On (SSO) capability that is compatible with a range of employee benefit providers.
A list of eligible users of the proposed framework agreement is available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
The Awarding Authority reserves the right to carry out an electronic auction.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement 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 framework agreement is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: