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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Financial leasing services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Leasing Advisory Services
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of a twin offering DPS and framework agreement for asset finance: leasing and loan finance and leasing advisory services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education, devolved administrations and charities.
The proposed agreement will be the recommended leasing finance vehicle for the UK Public Sector and will look to deliver value for money to the taxpayer when delivering leasing services. The vehicle, at this stage, will look to offer both leasing finance to fund the purchase of assets and advisory services to deliver market leading advice to potential public sector leasing customers.
The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement process and we welcome input from market participants.
1) Asset finance options appraisals;
2) Delivery of end to end asset acquisition;
3) Leasing portfolio reviews.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed content and structure of the leasing advisory services from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers.
This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the leasing market.
To participate and attend market engagement sessions please register your interest by emailing FSleasing@crowncommercial.gov.uk with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details:
1) Organisation name;
2) Contact name;
3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation);
4) Contact phone number;
5) Contact email;
6) Organisation website link.
Please see the leasing and loan finance and leasing advisory services webpage: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming
For further updates.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk.
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.
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:
The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in the procurement for the leasing advisory services framework agreement RM6146, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
The bidder may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the security policy framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security.
Here is the linkto the Contracts Finder Notice: