Pay Review Services for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Provision of a Global Local Staff Pay Review.
United Kingdom-London: Personnel and payroll services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
For the attention of: Wormleighton Craig
SW1A 2AH London
Telephone: +44 2070081467
General address of the contracting authority: www.gov.uk/fco
Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/
Electronic access to information: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Foreign Affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Global.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
FCO is seeking to source either a single provider or a number of regional service providers to conduct Local Staff pay benchmarking reviews across our entire network (with the possible exclusion of approx 27 Posts where we have a separate joint pay review process agreed with DFID). Ideally we would like a single service provider to provide global pay data. However, initial enquiries (including a previous FCO pilot, discussions with MFAs/ global private sector organisations and a separate procurement) suggest that this may not be possible. Providers are likely to have a geographical area of expertise which may therefore result in more than one provider being identified. We would therefore suggest that the procurement should allow for the possibility that any contract may be broken down into a smaller number of subcontracts (for example one sub-contract to cover Asia Pacific and another sub-contract to cover Europe).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 675 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
See tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Authority may award each of the 7 lots to a single supplier or a supplier may be awarded more than one lot.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement. All tender documentation is available athttps://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration first time) and navigate to Project 341 / ITT 469.
Potential Providers are invited to attend a supplier day on Tuesday 20 May at 14:00. Attendance must be agreed by the Authority in advance. Should you wish to attend, please advise via the BRAVO messaging function. Visitors to FCO premises will be required to provide names in advance and carry government issued photo identification. Bidders who attempt to visit without prior approval will not be admitted to the premises.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: