Services - 363041-2014

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24/10/2014    S205    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Banking services

2014/S 205-363041

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: epayments@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
E-mail: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.ukepayments@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Merchant Acquiring services including Payment Gateway Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6b:
UK

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Banking services. The requirement is for a comprehensive Merchant Acquiring (MA) service, including Payment Gateway Services for the receipt, transfer and accounting of incoming payment streams, in Sterling and foreign currencies, from customers using credit cards, debit cards and other alternative payment methods, on behalf of various contracting authorities.
The three main types of transactions covered are:
— internet,
— cardholder present,
— cardholder not present.
The service to be provided will include:
— transaction processing – online, manual and telephone,
— integrated system links with online systems, physical terminals and telephone services, ,
— provision of rented processing terminals with Chip and Pin functionality,
— provision of an online payment and settlement service accessed via the internet.
The required method for receiving card rates will be by the following card charging mechanisms:
— interchange plus plus,
— interchange plus,
— blended.
The merchant acquirer will need to provide support in the following areas:
— set-up of merchant ID/chain numbers,
— supply of PDQ and electronic PDQ card payment terminals,
— chargebacks,
— changes in card rates,
— alternative card charging mechanisms,
— Payment Gateway Services (which would be an optional choice by customers. Some customers may wish to source their own or remain with their current providers),
— information on changes in legislation,
— technical support,
— interaction and support to third party suppliers.
Please note the value relates to transactional throughput on the contract.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66110000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
18.12.2014
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Merchant Acquiring – (A single Multi Supplier Lot for CG & WPS)
1)Short description:
A comprehensive service to cater for the needs of UK Central Government departments (including ALBs and NDPS) and the Wider Public Sector. The requirement is for a comprehensive Merchant Acquiring (MA) service for the receipt, transfer and accounting of incoming payment streams, in Sterling and Foreign currencies, from customers using credit, debit cards and alternative payment methods, on behalf of various contracting authorities.
The three main types of transactions covered are:
— internet,
— cardholder present,
— cardholder not present.
The service to be provided will include:
— transaction processing — online, manual and telephone,
— integrated system links — online systems, physical terminals and telephone systems,
— provision of rented processing terminals with Chip and Pin functionality,
— provision of an online payment and settlement service accessed via the internet.
The required method for receiving card rates will be by the following card charging mechanisms:
— interchange plus plus,
— interchange plus,
— blended.
The merchant acquirer will need to provide support in the following areas:
— set-up of merchant ID/chain numbers,
— supply of PDQ and electronic PDQ card payment terminals,
— chargebacks,
— changes in card rates,
— alternative card charging mechanisms,
— Payment Gateway Services (which would be an optional choice by customers. Some customers may wish to source their own or remain with their current providers),
— information on changes in legislation,
— technical support,
— Interaction and support with third party suppliers.
Please note the value relates to transactional throughput on the contract.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66110000

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 2.3.2015
5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
This Market Engagement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Market Engagement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing'. 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. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can request access to the Market Engagement. This is done by emailing: ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk.

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the Market Engagement; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the Market Engagement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:

eEnablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/thelibrary/legislation.htm

Environmental protection legislation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/43/contents

Employment protection and working conditions http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/index.htm

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.10.2014