Services - 388597-2018

06/09/2018    S171

United Kingdom-London: Industry specific software package

2018/S 171-388597

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: British Council
Postal address: 10 Spring Gardens
Town: London
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Postal code: SW1A 2BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Brian D'Mello
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
Telephone: +44 2073894646

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Registered Charity

Section II: Object

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

Ethical Screening Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
48100000 Industry specific software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

British Council is preparing to re-tender for the provision of three services which it would like provided by one company:

1) Counter-Terrorism/Money laundering;

2) Financial credit screening of partners and

3) Ethical/reputation screening.

For the purposes of this PIN we would seek informational about all 3 services for Partners (Trust, Corp, Philanthropic and Multilaterals), contracts, grants and suppliers. We have a rough estimation of the scale which would be between 25 000 and 50 000 requests annually. The supplier must demonstrate considerable experience within 3 years (or more) of providing these services at scale across 2 or more of the following organisational contexts:

— public sector,

— private sector (globally),

— charitable/philanthropic,

— international development.

The contract would last for 3 years, with an option to extend for a further 2-12 month periods. Please provide evidence (2 pages of A4 maximum) which can demonstrate a specialist approach in completing these services at scale and across our global network. To assist with planning a budget it would be helpful if ball-park costs could be provided. At the tender stage, companies will be asked to submit a register to total screenings completed within a 3-year timeframe and disaggregated by type of organisation (as per above); outcome (e.g. pass/fail/review subject to targets met) and cost options. Supporting documents evidencing procedural approach (automated where possible) and operating policies are recommended. Companies must indicate their current reporting methodology, schedule and evidence of external benchmarking.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Global

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

British Council is preparing to re-tender for the provision of three services which it would like provided by one company:

1) Counter-Terrorism/Money laundering;

2) Financial credit screening of partners and

3) Ethical/reputation screening.

For the purposes of this PIN we would seek informational about all 3 services for Partners (Trust, Corp, Philanthropic and Multilaterals), contracts, grants and suppliers. We have a rough estimation of the scale which would be between 25 000 and 50 000 requests annually. The supplier must demonstrate considerable experience within three years (or more) of providing these services at scale across 2 or more of the following organisational contexts: public sector; private sector (globally); charitable / philanthropic; international development. The contract would last for 3 years, with an option to extend for a further 2-2 month periods. Please provide evidence (2 pages of A4 maximum) which can demonstrate a specialist approach in completing these services at scale and across our global network. To assist with planning a budget it would be helpful if ball-park costs could be provided. At the tender stage, companies will be asked to submit a register to total screenings completed within a three-year timeframe and disaggregated by type of organisation (as per above); outcome (e.g. pass/fail/review subject to targets met) and cost options. Supporting documents evidencing procedural approach (automated where possible) and operating policies are recommended. Companies must indicate their current reporting methodology, schedule and evidence of external benchmarking.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/01/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/09/2018