Banking Services Tender for Hartlepool Borough Council

Banking Services Tender for Hartlepool Borough Council

The contract will include maintenance of bank accounts, Faster Payments, BACS, CHAPS and paper clearing service as well as cash handling.

United Kingdom-Hartlepool: Banking services

2014/S 063-107421

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Hartlepool Borough Council
R&N – Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, Victoria Road
For the attention of: Miss Karen Burke
TS24 8AY Hartlepool
Telephone: +44 1429523009

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Banking Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Borough of Hartlepool.

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council is tendering for the provision of Banking Services. The proposed contract is to commence on 1.10.2014 and run for a period of 5 years. The Council will require the option to extend the contract for a further 2 years.
The contract will include maintenance of bank accounts, Faster Payments, BACS, CHAPS and paper clearing service as well as cash handling.
An internet banking service will be required for balance/transaction reporting and payment initiation.
The arrangements also include the requirements of Cleveland Fire Authority and CFB Risk Management Services Limited (a trading division of the Fire Authority).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66110000, 66172000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers must be authorised to act as a bank in the UK. The Council may seek documentary evidence of appropriate FCA (or equivalent) registration during the selection/evaluation process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Tenderers must meet the criteria for inclusion on the Council’s counterparty list for investments. The current minimum requirements are as follows:
Short Term: Fitch F1, Moody’s P-1, Standards & Poor’s A-1.
Long Term: Fitch A-, Moody A3, Standards & Poor’s A.
The Council can also invest with the UK banks that are part nationalised. Therefore, part nationalised banks do not need to meet the minimum credit rating requirements.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers must provide full banking services (i.e. similar to the services being sought by the Council) to at least 5 other English local authorities.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NEPO Reference No. QTLE-9HHJL6
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.5.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Tender opportunity will advertised on the NEPO Portal (North East Procurement Organisation) on under the reference:-


VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.3.2014