Procure Investment Manager for Hampshire Pension Fund

Procure Investment Manager for Hampshire Pension Fund

Hampshire County Council (on behalf of the Hampshire Pension Fund) is seeking to procure Investment Manager services from an anticipated two to five managers covering active global equities.

United Kingdom-Winchester: Pension fund administration services

2016/S 059-099921

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Hampshire County Council
The Castle
For the attention of: Adrian Hull
SO23 8UJ Winchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1962667817
E-mail: adrian.hull@hants.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hants.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council,Fareham Borough Council, Gosport Borough Council, Havant Borough Council, New Forest District Council, Rushmoor Borough Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Winchester City Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Hart District Council, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, East Hampshire District Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Active Global Equities Mandates for the Hampshire Pension Fund.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 6b:

NUTS code UKJ3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Hampshire County Council (on behalf of the Hampshire Pension Fund) is seeking to procure Investment Manager services from an anticipated two to five managers covering active global equities supporting a total global equities portfolio of 1 200 000 000 GBP of asset.

Interested parties should register their interest in the project via the In-Tend website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire and complete and submit the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) together with any supporting information requested by 14:00 on Friday 22.4.2016.

How to obtain the PQQ.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire can be accessed when logged into In-Tend by selecting ‘View Details’ on the relevant tender advert and clicking the ‘Express Interest’ tab. Once in the tender there are 5 tabs –
‘Tender’, ‘PQQ — documents’, ‘Correspondence’, ‘Clarifications’ & ‘History’. Select the 2nd tab (PQQ) where you will find useful information under ‘Tender Details’ continue to scroll down to the heading ‘Tender Documents Received’ where you will be able to view / download the documents.
Further Guidance.
In addition, guidance on how to participate in a tender — download and upload documents / returns and if required, register your company (free of charge), can be found on the In-tend site under the ‘Help’ or ‘Information for Suppliers’ buttons.
Receiving Notification Emails.
To ensure you receive email alerts and notifications from our system, please add the email domain @in-tend.co.uk to your Safe Senders list.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66523100, 66523000, 66120000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The estimated contract value is expected to be less than 6 000 000 GBP per annum.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability. Where bids are submitted as part of a consortium or association, the ‘group’ would be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the Council can contract with or, form themselves into a single legal entity.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

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: In accordance with Articles 57 — 62 of Directive 2014/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Organisations are advised it is a condition of this contract that all managers and operatives (including subcontractors) are suitably competent to execute all trades and operations encompassed by these Contracts in full compliance with UK legislation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 57 — 62 of Directive 2014/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the requirements of Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 57 — 62 of Directive 2014/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the requirements of Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Highest ranking scores in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CO08704

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.4.2016 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Instructions how to download the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents.

This procurement will be undertaken using an e-tendering system (In-tend) which can be found at: https://intendhost.co.uk/hampshire

Tenderers are required to register their company details on In-tend. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/ under the HELP tab.

If you are not currently a registered supplier please register your company via the Company Details Tab at the top of the screen. Please note the email address used when registering as a new supplier should be for the person who will deal with the tender, as login details, subsequent messages and tender documents will be automatically sent to this email address. Please ensure the email account registered on this system is regularly monitored. You may register more than one user per organisation against your account.
Once you have registered, or if you already are a registered supplier, please Log On. Once in the website, click on Tenders on the top bar, scroll down to Current and then search for the title of this project for further information. If you wish to express interest please click on Express Interest. The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will then be available for
download.
The Notes for Guidance and Information Documents contain detailed instructions regarding the preparation and evaluation of your PQQ Submission.
Opting In & Opting Out.
Please note you are required to ‘Opt In’ before you can access the ‘My tender Return’ to start populating your response.
Please note you are required to ‘Opt In’ to view & complete the Questionnaire for this project.
The ‘Opt Out’ functionality will also be available throughout the duration of the tender process. Opting out will give you the option of declaring you no longer want to receive any further communication in relation to this tender along with the opportunity of providing comments and feedback for this decision.
You can choose to ‘Opt In’ at any time during the tender process if you initially decided to ‘Opt Out’.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.3.2016

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