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Norway-Oslo: Pension fund management services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Database, monitoring and screening of companies in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global.
The GPFG holds equities and fixed-income instruments issued by around 9 500 companies operating globally. The requested services are intended to assist the Council on Ethics in identifying companies in the Fund's portfolio whose conduct or products may conflict with the Guidelines.
The Council on Ethics invites tenders for two four-year contracts to provide the following services:
1. Contract No. 1: Access to a database with information on allegations towards the companies in the GPFG where there may be an unacceptable risk that the company contributes to or is itself responsible for conduct as mentioned in section 3 of the Guidelines (see Appendix 8 in Contract No. 1).
2. Contract No. 2: Screening of companies producing products as mentioned in section 2 of the Guidelines (see Appendix 8 in Contract No. 2).
Database, monitoring and screening of companies in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global — Contract No. 1: Access to a database
The Council on Ethics requires access to a database with information on Fund Company Groups where there may be an unacceptable risk that the company contributes to or is itself responsible for conduct as mentioned in section 3 of the Guidelines. The database will be used to find information on and make internal watch lists concerning companies which may be involved in such activities. The service provider will provide the Council with a bi-monthly report on such companies.
Database, monitoring and screening of companies in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global — Contract No. 2: Screening
The Council on Ethics requires a continuous monitoring of Fund Company Groups, which may produce certain products mentioned in section 2(1) of the Guidelines, or key components thereof. The service provider will provide the Council with a quarterly report on such companies.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Paid taxes and duties.
Certificate that confirms that the bidder has fulfilled its obligations regarding payment of taxes, social securities and VAT. The certificate must be no more than 6 months old.
(For Norwegian suppliers: The certificate may be ordered from the the Norwegian tax authorities' website or from the tax collector. The certificate is approved electronically, and is therefore not signed. For more information, see www.skatteetaten.no).
There must be no conflict of interest which the Council on Ethics may deem impossible to handle adequately.
In order to assess this, applicants are required to explain their ownership structure and inform the Council of any ownership interest in — or other connection the company may have to — listed companies. Applicants are also required to explain what steps they will take to manage a possible conflict of interest, should such arise during the contract period.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information