Services - 341614-2018

04/08/2018    S149    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Leicester: Benefit services

2018/S 149-341614

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Louis Blake
Telephone: +44 1162657899
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.espo.org/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.espo.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org
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
II.1.1)Title:

319_19 Staff Benefits

Reference number: DN352877
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75310000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
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 eastmidstenders.org 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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lots not specified yet

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75310000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
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:
12/11/2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

To express an interest:

a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org

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
ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
Enderby, Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/08/2018