Public Sector Payment Solutions Framework

Public Sector Payment Solutions Framework

Crown Commercial Service is seeking to establish a multi-supplier, multi-Lot Framework Agreement for the provision of payment card, prepaid card and fund disbursement solutions.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Financial and insurance services

2018/S 140-320861

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

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://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Payment Solutions

Reference number: RM3828

II.1.2)Main CPV code

66000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is seeking to establish a multi-supplier, multi-Lot Framework Agreement for the provision of payment card, prepaid card and fund disbursement solutions, across the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

The Framework Contract will be accessible to Central Government and Wider Public Sector organisations, throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 3
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Public Sector Card (PSC)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30160000
30161000
30162000
30163000
48812000
66000000
66110000
66170000
66172000
72212440
79211120
79211200
79411100
79412000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A multi-supplier Lot for the provision and maintenance of a Public Sector Card (PSC), which is accessible to Central Government and Wider Public Sector organisations.

The estimated value for Lot 1 is 9 856 000 000 GBP over the duration of the four year Framework Agreement. We cannot guarantee any business through the Framework Agreement.

Bidders should note that the above Lot value relates to transactional spend through the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40 %
Price – Weighting: 60 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 9 856 000 000.00 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Prepaid Cards

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30160000
30162000
48812000
66000000
66110000
66172000
75200000
75300000
75310000
79211120
79412000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A multi-supplier Lot for the provision and maintenance of Prepaid Cards, which is accessible to UK Central Government and Wider Public sector organisations.

The estimated value for Lot 2 is 84 000 000 GBP over the duration of the 4 year Framework Agreement. We cannot guarantee any business through the Framework Agreement.

Bidders should note that the above lot value relates to direct spend through the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Price – Weighting: 40 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 84 000 000.00 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Fund Disbursement Solutions

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30160000
30162000
48812000
66000000
66110000
75200000
75300000
75310000
79211120
79412000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A multi-supplier Lot for the provision of fund disbursement solutions to facilitate the delivery of funds to End Users, which is accessible to UK Central Government and Wider Public Sector organisations.

The estimated value for Lot 3 is 60 000 000 GBP over the duration of the 4 year Framework Agreement. We cannot guarantee any business through the Framework Agreement.

Bidders should note that the above Lot value relates to direct spend through the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80 %
Price – Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 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

List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders will be assessed, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (implementing the Directive), on the basis of information provided in response to a Bid Pack registering for access.

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) eSourcing Suite, BravoSolution. This will be the primary route for sharing information and communicating with bidders. To participate bidders must first be registered on BravoSolution. If you have recently registered on this portal, for another CCS procurement, you can used the same account. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

To register:

1) Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk;

2) Select ‘click here to register’;

3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;

4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:

Full legal name of your organisation;

Your company registration number;

Your DUNS number (a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge, by Dun and Bradstreet); and

User and contact details.

Once registered on the BravoSolution portal, you will be able to express your interest in this procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: if you require additional users from your organisation to see the Bid Pack, do not repeat the above as this will create a new, separate account; instead, the registered user can add additional users to the existing account via Profile, User Management, Users Expressing an Interest.

To express your interest in this procurement:

1) Log in to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercial.bravosolution.co.uk;

2) On the dashboard there is a ‘quick links’ portlet — click on ‘My ITTs’;

3) On the next screen, click on ‘ITTs open to all suppliers’;

4) The ‘Payment Solutions’ ITT will be displayed.

Note: There may also be other events listed on here. Click on the ‘Payment Solutions’ ITT name.

5) Click on ‘Express an Interest’ at the top of the next screen

6) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal. For assistance please contact the eSourcing helpdesk, operated by BravoSolution, by email at help@bravosolution.co.uk or by telephone on 0345 010 3503.

Responses must be submitted by the date stated in IV.2.2 of this Contract Notice.

Lot(s) 1 and 2 Security Requirements:

You are required to provide the Authority with evidence of your compliance with PCI DSS requirements, prior to the execution of the first call-off contract. Where your organisation proposes to use key subcontractors to carry out the services, and these key subcontractors shall be involved in handling sensitive and personal information with regard to the services, such key subcontractors will also have evidence of their compliance with PCI DSS requirements, prior to the execution of the first call-off contract.

Lot 3 Security Requirements:

You are required to provide the Authority with evidence of a current and valid Cyber Essentials certificate, which has been awarded by one of the government approved Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies within the most recent 12 months. Where your organisation proposes to use key subcontractors to carry out the services, and these key subcontractors shall be involved in handling sensitive and personal information with regard to the services, such key subcontractors will have in place a valid Cyber Essentials certificate, prior to the execution of the first call-off contract.

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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 999
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: 2017/S 217-451319

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

Date: 20/08/2018
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/08/2018
Local time: 15:01
Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Bid Pack can be accessed at: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk using the instructions detailed in III.1.1).

This Framework Agreement will be for an Initial Period of three (3) years, with an option to extend for up to one (1) further period of twelve (12) months, at the Authority’s discretion up to a total duration of forty eight (48) months.

The values provided in Section(s) II.1.5 and II.2 are only estimates. We cannot guarantee any business through the Framework Agreement.

As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/f2d130a4-1769-447f-b242-5de093b56f74

1) Contract Notice Authorised Customer List;

2) Contract Notice Transparency Information for the Agreement;

2) Rights Reserved for CCS Framework;

4) Lot Structure and Number of Awards.

This procurement will be evaluated in accordance with the process set out in the Bid Pack documentation. The Authority reserves the right to run all stages of the procurement concurrently.

The Authority considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will not apply at framework level. However, it is the responsibility of bidders to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply, in particular circumstances of the Call Off Contract, and to act accordingly. The bidder is encouraged to carry out its own due diligence.

The Authority reserves the right:

(i) not to award any Framework Agreement, as a result of the procurement process, commenced by publication of this notice;

(ii) in the event that there is a substantive challenge to the Procurement, and such challenge is confined to a single Lot, the Authority reserves the right to the extent that it is lawful to do so to conclude a Framework Agreement with the successful Bidder(s) in respect of the Lot that has not been challenged; and,

(iii) make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition.

In no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the Bidders.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.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:

20/07/2018

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