Pension Advisory Services Tender – Northern Ireland

Pension Advisory Services Tender – Northern Ireland

NIE Networks seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced organisation on Framework for the management of pension liabilities.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Pension services

2019/S 176-429515

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
120 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HT
United Kingdom
E-mail: stephen.oneill@nienetworks.co.uk
NUTS code: UKN
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nienetworks.co.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.6)Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CA251 2020 — Pension Advisory Services

Reference number: CA251 2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

66520000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NIE Networks seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced organisation on framework for the management of pension liabilities, including advising the company in relation to triennial scheme funding valuations. Please refer to the scope of services for the list of service requirements and standards required for this contract.

Each framework agreement will be for a period of three (3) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional three (3) year period, with a total potential duration of six (6) years.

Framework agreements will be subject to performance reviews and require compliance with key performance indicators, as detailed therein. Economic operators that do not successfully pass the annual performance review will have their framework agreement terminated, in accordance with the terms of the framework agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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)

66522000
66523000
66523100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

NORTHERN IRELAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NIE Networks seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced organisation on framework for the management of pension liabilities, including advising the company in relation to triennial scheme funding valuations. Please refer to the scope of services for the list of service requirements and standards required for this contract.

Each framework agreement will be for a period of three (3) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional three (3) year period, with a total potential duration of six (6) years.

Framework agreements will be subject to performance reviews and require compliance with key performance indicators, as detailed therein. Economic operators that do not successfully pass the annual performance review will have their framework agreement terminated, in accordance with the terms of the framework agreement.

The estimated value of the overall six (6) year framework agreement is between 300 000 GBP — 400 000 GBP excluding VAT.

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: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At the end of the framework term it may be subject to renewal.

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: yes
Description of options:

Each framework agreement will be for a period of three (3) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional three (3) year period, with a total potential duration of six (6) years.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As detailed in the tender documents.

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Available within the PQQ and Tender documents on eSourcing NI.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to the PQQ and Tender documents on eSourcing NI.

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

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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

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

Date: 08/10/2019
Local time: 15:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 05/11/2019

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

60 months.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
120 Malone Road
Belfast
United Kingdom
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:

10/09/2019

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