Salary Sacrifice Schemes – National Framework Agreement

Salary Sacrifice Schemes – National Framework Agreement

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement service seeks to establish a framework agreement with 2 Lots.

United Kingdom-Chester: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2017/S 175-358500

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Road
Chester
CH2 1UL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244365143
E-mail: info@coch-cps.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD63
Internet address(es):Main address: www.coch.nhs.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Full details of the eligible users are available at the internet address below
Full details of the eligible users are available at the internet address below
United Kingdom
E-mail: info@coch-cps.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.nhssourcing.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves 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: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nhssourcing.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

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Framework Agreement for Salary Sacrifice (Personal and Home Technology) Schemes.

Reference number: F/004/SAL/17/IB

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement service seeks to establish a framework agreement with 2 Lots, each Lot having a single supplier, to deliver Optional Remuneration Arrangement (OPRA) benefit schemes that will provide a range of personal and home technology employee benefits in 2 different ways to suit the needs of Participating Organisations.

Lot 1 Promotional Windows Based Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Lot 2 Always Open Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 Promotional Windows Based Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000
79000000
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Participating Organisations may choose to open multiple windows for salary sacrifice schemes in each year that the framework agreement operates. Promotional windows may be seasonally-based (e.g. Easter, summer holidays, back to school, Christmas) and/or based around particular events, such as major sporting championships. This Lot is designed for Participating Organisations who prefer to concentrate their salary sacrifice schemes around specific events or specific times of the year.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The proposed framework agreement may be subject to re-advertisement.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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:

Lot 2 Always Open Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000
32000000
39710000
79000000
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The salary sacrifice scheme is permanently available to employees of a Participating Organisation. This allows employees to take advantage of the scheme at a time which suits them.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The proposed framework agreement may be subject to re-advertisement.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

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: 2
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

The Awarding Authority reserves the right to carry out an 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: 09/10/2017
Local time: 14:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/10/2017
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

Test for issue 32067 en_GB.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the framework agreement is entered into.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/09/2017

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