National Procurement Service Managed Service for Employee Benefit Schemes

National Procurement Service Managed Service for Employee Benefit Schemes

The National Procurement Service, on behalf of the Welsh public sector, wishes to establish a collaborative Framework Agreement for the provision of a managed service for employee benefit schemes.

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Benefit services

2019/S 155-382783

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Faye Haywood
Telephone: +44 300253935
E-mail: NPSPeopleServicesutilities@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address: http://npswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

I.2)Information about 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: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Central Purchasing Body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NPS Managed Service for Employee Benefit Schemes

Reference number: NPS-PS-0095-19

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75310000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The National procurement service (NPS), on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector, wishes to establish a collaborative framework agreement for the provision of a managed service for employee benefit schemes(NPS-PS-0095-19).

Key Areas include but are not limited to:

— cycle to work scheme,

— green cars scheme,

— technology scheme,

— health and well-being scheme,

— financial well-being scheme,

— childcare voucher scheme,

— retail and leisure discounts scheme,

— reward and recognition solutions,

— online benefits platform.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 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)

75310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National procurement service, wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of a managed service for employee benefit schemes.

The scope of the services covered under this framework agreement include a range of salary sacrifice and voluntary benefit schemes, retail and leisure discounts scheme, reward and recognition solutions and an online benefits platform.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical (Quality) / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

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: 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

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

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 052-119520

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

Date: 10/09/2019
Local time: 15:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/09/2019
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

August 2023.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Over 73 public sector organisations in Wales have committed to the NPS in principle, including all local authorities, NHS bodies, Welsh Government, Welsh Government sponsored bodies, police, fire and rescue services, higher and further education, voluntary organisations and charities.

In accordance with Regulation (35) of the Public Sector Regulations 2015, these procedures for awarding call-off contracts under the framework may be applied only between the contracting authorities identified in the tender documentation.

A copy of this list (Appendix 1) has been uploaded in the supplier attachments area of the ITT at the time the notice was published to ensure compliance with the requirements of the public contracts regulations.

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from the non award of the framework.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=94441

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

As per the specification and subsequent technical envelope.

(WA Ref:94441)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170Internet address: http://npswales.gov.uk
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:

09/08/2019

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