National Framework Agreement for Salary Sacrifice Schemes

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

2018/S 009-015922

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Road
Chester
CH2 1UL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244365143
E-mail: info@coch-cps.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD63
Internet address(es):Main address: www.coch.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Full details of the eligible users are available at the internet address below
Full details of the eligible users are available at the internet address below
United Kingdom
E-mail: info@coch-cps.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.nhssourcing.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Framework Agreement for Salary Sacrifice (Car Leasing) Schemes

Reference number: F/046/CAR/17/IB

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 37 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

34100000
34110000
48000000
48220000
50000000
50100000
50111110
50112000
66114000
66516100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

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.2.5)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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used
Additional 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)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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: 23/02/2018
Local time: 14:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/02/2018
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/01/2018

 

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