Provide Healthcare Insurance in the Americas

Provide Healthcare Insurance in the Americas

Scottish Enterprise seeks to appoint a supplier who will provide a company healthcare plan for Scottish Development International and SCTR Limited employees, based in the Americas as part of their healthcare benefits package.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Medical insurance services

2015/S 149-275593

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Margaret Riddell
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456078787
E-mail: margaret.riddell@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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

Regional or local agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

P16-0007 Americas Healthcare.

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

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United States of America.
NUTS code

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)

Scottish Enterprise seeks to appoint a supplier who will provide a company healthcare plan for Scottish Development International and SCTR Limited employees, based in the Americas as part of their healthcare benefits package. We envisage that the contract will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further year, commencing in October, 2015.
Plan benefits to staff and their families to include:
Major Medical
Dental
Basic Life
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Long Term Disability
Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they will comply with US state regulations for insurance provision in the states which they will be required to operate within. Please submit the relevant accreditation with the tender response.
Scottish Trade & Research Limited (SCTR Limited) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Enterprise, all locally hired staff in the US are contracted to SCTR Limited.
Scottish Development International currently employs 28 members of staff based in America, we currently have 6 expat and 22 locally hired members of staff. We have five offices based in the following:
Boston (11 staff), Chicago (5 staff), Houston (4 staff) and San Jose (8 staff). Please note that 2 of these staff although based in the above offices, work from home offices in Conneticut.
Refer to the Invitation to Tender for further details.
NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code project_4547 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66512220, 66512200, 66511000, 66512000, 75313000, 66518000

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:

Estimated value of contract over a 4 year period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 600 000 and 2 278 000 USD

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they will comply with US state regulations for insurance provision in the states which they will be required to operate within. Please submit the relevant accreditation with the tender submission.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

P16-0007
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

10.9.2015 – 12:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Anticipated to be every 3 or 4 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.
The contracting authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer.
The contracting authority reserves the right to accept part of one or more offers.
The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract.
Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.
Bidders may be required to attend for interview.
Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland.
The contracting authority reserves the right to source the services through existing framework agreements.
The contracting authority reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.
(SC Ref:408398).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As above
Scottish Government, Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries. Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As above
Scottish Government, Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.7.2015

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