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Services - 119520-2019

14/03/2019    S52

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Benefit services

2019/S 052-119520

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Faye Haywood
Telephone: +44 300253935
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NPS Managed Service for Employee Benefit Schemes

Reference number: NPS-PS-0095-19
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75310000 Benefit services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The National Procurement Service (NPS), on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector, wishes to establish a collaborative Framework Agreement for the provision of a managed service for employee benefit schemes.

Key areas are likely to include (but are not limited to):

— salary sacrifice schemes; cycle to work, green cars, ICT and mobile phones, healthcare and financial wellbeing,

— retail and leisure discount scheme,

— reward and recognition,

— online benefits platform.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75310000 Benefit services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

All Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Managed service for employee benefit schemes.

We are currently working with stakeholders to scope out the specific customer requirements in this area. As such, full details of the benefit schemes required will be included in the OJEU Contract Notice, due to be issued in July 2019.

As part of the pre-OJEU market activities, we are able to meet with interested managed service providers to discuss requirements further.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

Suppliers should email NPS People Services to register their interest in this procurement exercise. These suppliers will be informed when the OJEU Contract Notice is released.

It is planned that this framework will be awarded in December 2019.

A full list of NPS Members and associated members can be found here:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales website at

(WA Ref:90527)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: