Salary Sacrifice Scheme for IT Equipment and Mobile Phones
The provision of a Salary Sacrifice Scheme for IT Equipment, Televisions and Mobile Telephones.
United Kingdom-Chester: Telecommunications equipment and supplies
Section I: Contracting authority
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For the attention of: Sarah Ryan – Senior Procurement Officer
CH2 1UL Chester
Telephone: +44 1244366671
General address of the contracting authority: www.coch.nhs.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
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
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:
Range: between 100 000 and 160 000 000 GBP
32500000, 30230000, 32250000, 30000000, 32324000, 30200000, 66000000
The supplier will provide an Internet platform to support the supply and the administration of the scheme, as well as logistical arrangements. The salary sacrifice scheme must comply with HMRC guidance.
It is intended that multiple windows will be open in each year of the operation of the framework for staff to place orders.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
All NHS Bodies in the United Kingdom including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), NHS Trusts including as listed and maintained on the following URLs:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box .
3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively; OJ/S S145 31/07/2007 180265-2007-EN European Communities – Supply contracts – Restricted procedure 3/4 31/07/2007 S145 ted.europa.eu European Communities – Supply contracts – Restricted procedure Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 3/4
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the
protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information on Technical Capacity is requested within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
The awarding authority draws you to the attention that included within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire are the following Technical Capacity exclusion criteria:
Compliance with EU Legislation/UK Procurement Legislation – IN/OUT question.
Conflict of Interest- IN/OUT question.
Terms and Conditions of Contract – IN/OUT question.
Framework Compliance – IN/OUT question.
Section IV: Procedure
Additional information about electronic auction: The Trust reserves the right to carry out an electronic auction.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.7.2013