Pre Paid Solution for Public Sector

Pre Paid Solution for Public Sector

Government Procurement Service intends to establish an agreement for the provision of a Pre Paid card framework for use by the Wider Public Sector. Online registration details.UK-Liverpool: Banking services

2013/S 027-041920

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
For the attention of: Yvonne Mack-Thomson
L3 9PP Liverpool
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Pre Paid Solution for Wider Public Sector.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 6b:
United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Government Procurement Service intends to establish an agreement for the provision of a Pre Paid card framework for use by the Wider Public Sector. There are many examples of where and how this may be used e.g. Councils using a pre paid card to enable direct payments. Direct payments are fundamental to achieving the Government’s aim of increasing people’s independence, choice and control by providing personalised alternatives to the social care services offered by a council with social services responsibilities. In addition Pre Paid cards could be used to enable the payment of grants and other types of wider public sector controlled payments.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 1 000 000 000 GBP

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Procurement activity for this requirement will be managed electronically via the Government Procurement Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Government Procurement Service.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Government Procurement
Service Helpdesk: Freephone: +44 3450103503 or Email:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation
Environmental protection legislation
Employment protection and working conditions
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: