Supply of Payroll Management Services

Supply of Payroll Management Services

Payroll management services. Personnel and payroll services.

United Kingdom-St Helens: Payroll management services

2016/S 058-098200

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Torus 62 Limited
Helena Central, Corporation Street
WA9 1LD St Helens
Telephone: +44 1925452404

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

Provision of a Single Integrated Organisational Development Solution.

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

Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKD51

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)

Payroll management services. Personnel and payroll services. Provision of a Single Integrated Organisational Development Solution.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211110, 79631000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 180 000 and 230 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

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

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:

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 002-001653 of 5.1.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 20.4.2016 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.4.2016 – 17:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22.4.2016 – 17:00

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 contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.. Given the value it is considered that splitting the contract up in to lots would not provide the best value for money option
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2016320-PRO-7949251.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Torus62 Limited

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Torus62 Limited

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In the event of any dispute or difference (‘the Appeal’) arising from this Contract Notice or the subsequent tender process, such Appeal shall be referred to Torus62’s appeals procedure as follows:
1. The Appeal shall be sent to Torus62 Ltd, Catherine Phillips, Group Head (Legal and Governance) who shall refer the Appeal for resolution through an appropriate Torus62 Director who has had no involvement with the Contract Notice or subsequent tender process.
2. In the event that the Appeal is not resolved through the appropriate TORUS62 Director then the Appeal shall be referred to a panel set up by TORUS62’s Board of Directors for resolution.
3. If the parties are unable to resolve the Appeal through the above two-stage procedure then the Appeal shall be referred by either party for arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Acts 1950 and 1996 by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by agreement between the parties or in default of agreement to be referred to the Alternative Dispute Resolution service, PADRE. The costs of such arbitration shall be borne equally by both parties. In following the Appeal procedure the parties shall act in good faith towards each other and shall use their best endeavours to resolve the dispute.
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Following implementation in to English Law of Directive 2007/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (‘the Directive’), regulations implementing the Directive and providing for the lodging of appeals shall apply. Torus62 will issue an award decision notice (standstill letter) to tenderers as soon as possible after the award decision has been made. The notice will include the information prescribed by Regulation 86, Public Contracts Regulations 2015. A similar notice will also be sent to applicants who applied to be included among the tenderers but did not submit an offer, either because they withdrew or were eliminated. In this instance the notice will not include the relative advantages of the successful tender, because the applicant will not have submitted an offer. Applicants who have been eliminated or dropped out at earlier stages of the tender (for example, at pre-qualification questionnaire stage) and have already been informed of the rejection of their application and the reasons for it will not be sent a standstill letter. However, where a decision is taken to exclude an applicant prior to contract award, the applicant will be notified of that decision. In this case the applicant will have two working days from notification of the decision to request additional debriefing and that information will be provided within 10 working days. Torus62 will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period will end at midnight at the end of the tenth day after the date on which Torus62 sends the award decision notice (by fax or email). Where the standstill notice is sent by means other than fax or email, the period will end at the latest by midnight at the end of the fifteenth day after the sending date (or earlier, if more than ten days after the date on which the last economic operator received the notice have elapsed). This period will allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from Torus62 before the contact is entered in to. Any claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness will need to brought within either 30 days of the contract award notice (where an OJEU Notice was not published and the Contract Award Notice sets out the justification for not doing so) or otherwise six months from the day of contract signature. All claims other than for ineffectiveness must be brought promptly and within three months from when the cause of action arises.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Torus62 Limited

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: