Tender for Investment Management of Endowment Funds

Tender for Investment Management of Endowment Funds

Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a firm to provide investment management services for these long term funds. 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Banking and investment services

2017/S 126-256838

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Huw Price
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0258

I.2)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://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Investment Management of Endowment Funds.

Reference number: CU238

II.1.2)Main CPV code

66100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The market value of Cardiff University’s endowment funds is approximately GBP 33 000 000. Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a firm to provide investment management services for these long term funds. The initial contract period will be for 36 months with extension options of 5 x 12 months which could be offered at the University’s discretion.

Additional Information is contained within the SQ and ITT documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

66100000
66120000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22
Main site or place of performance:

Cardiff University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The market value of Cardiff University’s endowment funds is approximately GBP 33 000 000. Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a firm to provide investment management services for these long term funds. The initial contract period will be for 36 months with extension options of 5 x 12 months which could be offered at the University’s discretion. Additional Information is contained within the SQ and ITT documents.

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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial 36 month contract period, with additional 5 x 12 month extension options should the University wish to offer them at its discretion.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in the SQ document.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the SQ and ITT documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in the SQ document.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As stated in the SQ document.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in the SQ document.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As stated in the SQ document.

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:

As stated in the SQ and ITT documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 31/07/2017
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 22/08/2017

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Welsh, 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

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:

All tender costs and liabilities incurred by Bidders shall be the sole responsibility of Bidders.

The University reserves the right to award the contract in whole or part.

The University reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award any contract.

All documents to be priced in GBP and all payments made in GBP

All documents to be priced in GBP excluding VAT.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As outlined in the ITT document.

(WA Ref:68331).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920879648Internet address:www.cardiff.ac.uk/purch/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Cardiff University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. 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 bidders to clarify or query the award decision before the contract is entered into. The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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:

30/06/2017

 

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