Services - 331912-2018

31/07/2018    S145

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Banking services

2018/S 145-331912

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: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9P
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Payment Acceptance

Reference number: RM6118
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66110000 Banking services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Agreement for the provision of Payment Acceptance Service to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies.

This Framework will replace RM 3702 Merchant Acquiring Services, Equipment and Payment Gateway Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66110000 Banking services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In light of PSD2 and UK Open Banking initiatives and ongoing market developments, we wish to explore with the market a range of payment acceptance services and supplies including but not limited to:

A) Card Acquiring Services e.g. VISA/Mastercard etc;

B) Gateway Services e.g. acquirer connectivity, APM connectivity, fraud, encryption, tokenisation, reporting, F2F and eCommerce transaction support, reporting etc;

C) Payments Equipment e.g. rental, leasing, till rolls etc;

D) Alternative Payment Mechanisms (APMs) eg. PayPal including connectivity and aggregated settlement – the ‘Collect Model’;

E) Payment Initiation Services eg initiating credit transfers from a buyer website which are cleared and settled to the buyer account.

The lotting structure of this Framework will be determined after market engagement has been concluded.

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:

CCS will host a series of market engagement events to be held no later than September 2018 at which participating organisations will be engaged to elaborate their thinking.

To participate in market engagement please email by the 24.8.2018 the subject heading of the email should be “Payments Acceptance Event”.

Please include 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.

Based on the criteria outlined in II.2.4) and at your discretion, we propose that you attach a summary (less 400 words) to your email outlining how you could potentially meet some or all of these initial requirements by the 24.8.2018.

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

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 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 level of Cyber Essential required will be determined after market engagement.

The services 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: