VAT and Financial Services Consultancy Framework – Wales

VAT and Financial Services Consultancy Framework – Wales

This Framework will primarily be a function for buying tax consultancy services covering VAT, Employment Taxes and other ad-hoc tax advice requirements.

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Tax consultancy services

2018/S 090-203471

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Welsh Ministers – National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170
E-mail: NPSProfessionalServices@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address: http://npswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Additional information can be accessed via the etenderwales portal.
N/A
United Kingdom
E-mail: NPSPeopleServices@wales.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/ect/DownloadProxy/28442849?verify=10&wip=false&caId=4601208&folderId=5435650&fileId=12425300&verId=1&oid=27941488

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Central Purchasing Body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NPS VAT and Financial Services Consultancy Framework

Reference number: NPS-PS-0080-17

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79221000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This Framework will primarily be a function for buying tax consultancy services covering VAT, Employment Taxes and other ad-hoc tax advice requirements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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:

VAT Advisory Services (NHS Specific)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

Employment Taxes Advisory Services (NHS Specific)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

General Tax Advisory Services (NHS Specific)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

Combined Tax Advisory Services (NHS Specific)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

VAT Advisory Services (Other Sectors)

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

Employment Taxes Advisory Services (Other Sectors)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

General Tax Advisory Services (Other Sectors)

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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:

Combined Tax Advisory Services (Other Sectors)

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The key objective of this procurement process is to secure high quality tax consultancy services that offer Customers value for money and added value in the services being provided.

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: 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

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: 64
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: 2018/S 005-007037

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

Date: 11/06/2018
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/06/2018
Local time: 09:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

6 – 9 months prior to contract expiry.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Over 73 public sector organisations in Wales have committed to the NPS in principle, including all Local Authorities, NHS Bodies, Welsh Government and Welsh Government Sponsored bodies, the Police and Fire services and Higher and Further Education.

In accordance with Regulation 33(5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, these procedures [i.e. the procedures for awarding call-off contracts under the framework] may be applied only between the contracting authorities clearly identified in the tender documentation.

A copy of this list has been uploaded in the Supplier Attachment area of the ITT at the time that this notice was published to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/ect/DownloadProxy/28442849?verify=10&wip=false&caId=4601208&folderId=5435650&fileId=12425300&verId=1&oid=27941488

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from the non award of this framework.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=81651.

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:

Community Benefits will be delivered non-core as part of this Agreement.

(WA Ref:81651).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170Internet address: http://npswales.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:

10/05/2018

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