NHS Digital Payroll and Pensions Service – Market Engagement

NHS Digital Payroll and Pensions Service – Market Engagement

NHS Digital is seeking to procure a new contract for the provision of a payroll and pensions service.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Payroll management services

2020/S 212-520550

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Digital
Postal address: 1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS1 6AE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procmail@nhs.net
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://digital.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://nhsdigital.bravosolution.co.uk

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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://nhsdigital.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Payroll 2021 Onwards

 

Reference number: prj_4724

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79211110 Payroll management services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

NHS Digital is seeking to procure a new contract for the provision of a payroll and pensions service. This Prior Information Notice (PIN) informs the market of the potential opportunity should a contract notice be published at a later date.

The scope of the potential contract may include the following: the provision of payroll, expenses, fees and pension-related services.

We envisage the potential contract will be for a fully managed payroll provision with an initial term of two years with an optional extension of a further twelve months.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79631000 Personnel and payroll services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

NHS Digital is seeking to procure a new contract for the provision of a payroll and pensions service. This Prior Information Notice (PIN) informs the market of the potential opportunity should a contract notice be published at a later date.

NHS Digital is looking to Go to market to procure a new contract to manage our payroll and pensions processing.

We envisage this to include end to end payroll processing including a service to manage overpayments recovery and expenses processing as well as a fully managed NHS pension provision.

Before any formal procurement commences, NHS Digital wants to actively engage with potential and suitably experienced suppliers in the market to help understand what solutions they can deliver and how and what could be delivered.

To that end we are running a running a ‘request for information’ (RFI) exercise which sets out in summary the background to the requirement and our current vision and requests suppliers to provide some structured feedback via a series of questions.

Participation in the RfI is entirely optional and neither advantages nor disadvantages any potential tenderers participation later should NHS Digital publish a formal contract notice and invitation to tender.

Please refer to section VI.3) for details of how to access the RfI documents.

We envisage the potential contract will be for a fully managed payroll provision with an initial term of two years with an optional extension of a further 12 months.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

Please refer to section VI.3) below.

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

01/12/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This PIN is for information only. The contracting authority may or may not subsequently publish a formal contract notice.

The value at section II.1.5) is an estimate only. The contracting authority neither offers nor guarantees any level of business at this stage.

Request for information exercise.

As mentioned in this PIN, NHS Digital in running an RfI in conjunction with this PIN.

The purpose of the RFI is to:

— shape/affirm our future requirement and inform any future procurement,

— apply an appropriate budget to this requirement,

— understand likely delivery approaches,

— understand innovation and opportunities from the market.

Following the completion of this exercise, NHS Digital may undertake further market engagement activities to refine.

If you wish to register for the RfI, please register on the our e-procurement portal: https://nhsdigital.bravosolution.co.uk and access the opportunity listing.

You will then be able to download the RfI details and document.

Potential providers are advised that participating in the RfI exercise does not:

— constitute a formal expression of interest, intention or commitment to submit a tender response,

— give any advantage over any potential provider(s) who do not participate in the RfI.

The contracting authority may, without prejudice, use feedback from the WebEx to help inform the development of the potential requirement. The short description of the potential services in this PIN is, therefore, subject to change.

Potential providers are advised that should the contracting authority subsequently publish a formal contract notice, the procurement will be managed (including the submission of tender responses) via the contracting authority’s e-procurement portal, Bravo. To register an account, please visit: https://nhsdigital.bravosolution.co.uk

Should the contracting authority subsequently move to a formal procurement exercise it will be appear on Tenders Electronic Daily and Contracts Finder via publication of the appropriate notices.

Potential providers may wish to monitor Tenders Electronic Daily and Contracts Finder.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/10/2020