Banking Services Tender for Bassetlaw District Council
Bassetlaw District Council (“the Council”) is inviting tenders for the ‘Provision of Banking Services’ as set out in the Specification and in accordance with the Conditions of Contract.
UK-Worksop: banking services
Section I: Contracting authority
Bassetlaw District Council
Queens Buildings Potter Street
Contact point(s): Bassetlaw District Council
For the attention of: Sandy Williams
S80 2AH Worksop
Telephone: +44 1909533449
Fax: +44 1909501246
General address of the contracting authority: www.bassetlaw.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 6: Financial servicesa)Insurances services b)Banking and investment services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bassetlaw District council.
NUTS code UKF15
Bassetlaw District Council’s contract with the current provider of banking services ends on 31.3.2013. In accordance with the Council’s objective to provide high quality services and its aim to make efficient, effective and best use of public funds, the Council is seeking tenders for a new contract to commence on 1.4.2013 and last for a period of 3 years, with the option of 2 independent extensions of 1 year, subject to delivery of satisfactory service.
Range: between 130 000,00 and 200 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: 3 years plus two separate extensions of 12 months
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As per Tender documentation.
The Potential Provider or its directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the named organisation has not been convicted of any of the following offences:
a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA (as amended);
b) corruption within the meaning of section 1 of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 (as amended);
c) the offence of bribery;
d) fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the financial interests of the European Communities as defined by Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Union, within the meaning of:
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968 and the Theft Act 1978;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) defrauding the Customs within the meaning of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Community within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993; or
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the extension of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968;
e) money laundering within the meaning of the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 or Money Laundering Regulations 2007; or
f) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC as defined by the national law of any relevant State.
The Potential Provider is also required to confirm that they:
a) being an individual is not bankrupt or has not had a receiving order or administration order or bankruptcy restrictions order made against him or has not made any composition or arrangement with or for the benefit of his creditors or has not made any conveyance or assignment for the benefit of his creditors or does not appear unable to pay or to have no reasonable prospect of being able to pay, a debt within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or article 242 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, or in Scotland has not granted a trust deed for creditors or become otherwise apparently insolvent, or is not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of his estate, or is not the subject of any similar procedure under the law of any other state;
b) being a partnership constituted under Scots law has not granted a trust deed or become otherwise apparently insolvent, or is not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of its estate;
c) being a company or any other entity within the meaning of section 255 of the Enterprise Act 2002 has not passed a resolution or is not the subject of an order by the court for the company’s winding up otherwise than for the purpose of bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation, nor had a receiver, manager or administrator on behalf of a creditor appointed in respect of the company’s business or any part thereof or is not the subject of similar procedures under the law of any other state;
d) has not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of his business or profession;
e) has not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of his business or profession;
f) has fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the organisation is established;
g) has fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established;
h) is not guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required of him under this regulation;
i) in relation to procedures for the award of a public services contract, is licensed in the relevant State in which he is established or is a member of an organisation in that relevant State when the law of that relevant State prohibits the provision of the services to be provided under the contract by a person who is not so licensed or who is not such a member.
Health & Safety Policy.
Equal Opportunities Policy.
Quality Management System.
Environmental Management System.
Employers Liability Insurance Cover to 10 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance Cover to 5 000 000 GBP.
a) A copy of the most recent audited accounts for your organisation that cover the last two years of trading or for the period that is available if trading for less than two years.
b) A statement of the organisation’s turnover, Profit & Loss and cash flow position for the most recent full year of trading (or part year if full year not applicable) and an end period balance sheet, where this information is not available in an audited form at (a).
c) Where (b) cannot be provided, a statement of the organisation’s cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit facility position.
d) If the organisation is a subsidiary of a group, (a) to (c) are required for both the subsidiary and the ultimate parent company. Where a consortium or association is proposed, the information is requested for each member company.
Supporting Information to be provided as part of tender submission, including:
(1) The Potential Provider’s experience of comparable contracts for the provision of similar goods and services.
(2) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the Main Contractor intends possibly to subcontract.
(3) Evidence of a robust Business Continuity Plan to ensure supply continuity in the event of an emergency or major disruptive incident.
Section IV: Procedure
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of the Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
Body responsible for mediation procedures
The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into. Regulation 47D(2) of the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 require any proceedings to be commenced within three months, beginning with the date when the claimants became aware that they could make a claim or ought to have been so aware.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.10.2012