Services - 341614-2018

04/08/2018    S149

United Kingdom-Leicester: Benefit services

2018/S 149-341614

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Louis Blake
Telephone: +44 1162657899
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
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Local Authority Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

319_19 Staff Benefits

Reference number: DN352877
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75310000 Benefit services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The new staff benefits framework will aim to offer UK public bodies an effective route to purchasing employee benefits via voluntary benefits and salary sacrifice schemes, potentially including; cycle to work, childcare vouchers, holiday purchasing, qualifications & work place training, mobile and IT purchasing, car leasing, healthcare & wellbeing benefits, retail & leisure discounts and others. It is envisaged that the framework will be split into lots.

The purpose of this notice is to enable interested parties to engage with ESPO to discuss the products currently available in the market, options regarding the structure of the procurement and the anticipated direction of future market developments.

To participate in this market consultation please register an expression of interest on by 10 Aug.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Lots not specified yet

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75310000 Benefit services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Full details of lots will be provided on the invitation to tender.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 22/02/2019
End: 21/02/2020
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

To express an interest:

a) Go to

b) register,

c) search for tender opportunity 319_19,

d) express an interest.

Please note this is a prior information notice and tender documentation is not available yet.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
Town: Enderby, Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: