Services - 361534-2017

14/09/2017    S176

Norway-Oslo: Pension fund management services

2017/S 176-361534

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund Global
Postal address: Postboks 8008 Dep.
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO NORGE
Postal code: 0030
Country: Norway
Contact person: Magnus Bain
E-mail: magnus.bain@etikkradet.no
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://etikkradet.no/nb/forside/
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/328985
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=194274&B=
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=194274&B=
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Database, monitoring and screening of companies in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
66141000 Pension fund management services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The GPFG holds equities and fixed-income instruments issued by around 9 500 companies operating globally.[1] 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).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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:

Database, monitoring and screening of companies in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global — Contract No. 1: Access to a database

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48610000 Database systems
72320000 Database services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO NORGE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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).

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 3 200 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Database, monitoring and screening of companies in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global — Contract No. 2: Screening

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48610000 Database systems
72320000 Database services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO NORGE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

2. Contract No. 2: Screening of companies producing products as mentioned in section 2 of the Guidelines (see Appendix 8 in Contract No. 2).

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Qualification requirement:

Paid taxes and duties.

Documentation requirements:

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).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 133-273544
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/10/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Norwegian
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 11/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund Global
Postal address: Postboks 8008 Dep
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0030
Country: Norway
E-mail: magnus.bain@etikkradet.no
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/09/2017