Employee Benefits Tender – Transport for London and Greater London Authority

Employee Benefits Tender – Transport for London and Greater London Authority

The provision of tax-efficient benefits; The provision of voluntary benefits; The provision of a supporting technological solution; The administration and support of benefits provision; The communication and promotion of all employee benefits.

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2014/S 048-080178

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London (Information and Communications Technology)
Windsor House 42- 50 Victoria St.
Contact point(s): Transport for London
For the attention of: Janet Mansell
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: janetmansell@tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Transport
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ICT 11549 Employee Benefits.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This contract is for the provision and administration of employee benefits in Transport for London (TfL) and The Greater London Authority (GLA), comprising of: – The provision of tax-efficient benefits; The provision of voluntary benefits; The provision of a supporting technological solution; The administration and support of benefits provision; The communication and promotion of all employee benefits.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 79000000, 75000000, 18530000, 48000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
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:

ICT 11549
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 41-068263 of 27.2.2014

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 31-050055 of 13.2.2014

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 119-203657 of 21.6.2013

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

7.4.2014 – 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

English.
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The Framework will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.
The procurement process is being conducted on behalf of Transport for London (TfL). TfL is a complex organisation operating both as a Functional Body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services. The services supplies or works may be provided to TfL and/or its subsidiaries and/ or the GLA or any other authority that is subject to the requirements of either EU Directive 2004/17/EC or 2004/18/ EC. The Awarding Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract(s) in whole, in part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice and the Awarding Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process. All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in sterling. TfL and/or any subsidiary of TfL or the GLA may interview any or all companies who express an interest for tendering for this work. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, it may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. TfL strongly supports and implements the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy. Details about the policy can be found on www.london.gov.uk/rp. Further details as to the application of the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents.

Data Transparency: The UK government has announced its commitment to greater data transparency. Accordingly TfL reserves the right to publishing its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In so doing TfL may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract 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 appeal the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.3.2014